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STUDY GUIDE FOR UNIT TEST #1
Philosophy 201, Fall 2012 60 total points

1. Define
PHILOSOPHYEPISTEMOLOGYMETAPHYSICS ARGUMENTATIONCLARIFICATION OF THOUGHTWORLDVIEW AD HOMINENDEDUCTIVE REASONINGINDUCTIVE REASONING
ARGUMENT PHILOSOPHICAL EXAMINATION

2. Philosophers
SOCRATESRUSSELL
4 steps in Examining One’s LifeThe Value of Philosophy Be familiar with the elements of the Socratic MethodKANT
Be familiar with assigned reading What is Enlightment?

3. Philosophical Concepts (be able to explain and compare these) The Socratic MethodThe Four Steps of Doing Philosophy
Purpose of PhilosophyThe Value of Philosophy
The Philosopher’s MissionKantian Enlightment

Be familiar with the concepts on powerpoint.

Be familiar with the concepts in the readings: Looking at Philosophy (LAP) (as assigned)
The Apology – Plato (all)
The Value of Philosophy - Russell (all)
What is Enlighment? – Kant
Jefferson - Epicurus

NATURE OF THE TEST

The test will consist of definitions, multiple choice, fill in the blank, true-false, and short essay questions. The test is worth 50 points: however there will be an additional 20% extra credit points which can be earned in place of missed points, added to a score of 50, or ignored if you don’t want to do them.

On regular questions, it is ALWAYS better to attempt an answer. No harm if you are already going to miss the question, and occasionally (very occasionally, I’ll admit), you get lucky. This sort of guessing is called a WAG (Wild Angst-laden Guess); every now and then you wag a couple of points you don’t earn, so always give it a shot.

Good luck! (But hard studying beats good luck every time!)
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