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Understanding the self

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  • Q1

    Plato believed that human nature is fundamentally:

    Divine and immortal

    Driven by self-interest and competition

    Shaped by cultural and societal norms

    Subject to constant change and flux

  • Q2

    According to Socrates, human nature is primarily characterized by:

    Hedonistic pursuits

    Innate knowledge and wisdom

    Physical desires and impulses

    Social and political engagement

  • Q3

    St. Augustine of Hippo viewed human nature as:

    Governed by rationality and reason

    Essentially sinful and corrupted

    Largely determined by genetic factors

    Intrinsically virtuous and moral

  • Q4

    According to René Descartes, human nature consists of:

    Material bodies governed by physical laws

    A combination of mind and body in interaction

    Social constructs influenced by cultural norms

    Immutable souls separate from the body

  • Q5

    John Locke believed that human nature is initially:

    Predetermined by divine providence

    Fixed and unchangeable from birth

    Inherently selfish and driven by self-interest

    Formed through experience and sensory perception

  • Q6

    Patricia and Paul Churchland, known for their neurophilosophy, argue that human nature is:

    Subjective and dependent on individual experiences

    Determined by the physical processes of the brain

    Rooted in the mind-body dualism

    Predominantly shaped by genetic factors

  • Q7

    Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology suggests that human nature is:

    A product of social conditioning and cultural influences

    Characterized by an inherent duality of body and mind

    Grounded in the primacy of perception and embodied experience

    Based on pre-established essences or archetypes

  • Q8

    Socrates is best known for his philosophical method called:





  • Q9

    Plato's theory of Forms suggests that:

    Universals exist beyond the physical realm

    Reality is only accessible through sensory experience

    The material world is an illusion

    Knowledge is derived from innate ideas

  • Q10

    Merleau-Ponty's philosophy emphasizes the importance of:

    Social constructs and cultural influences

    Objective reality and empirical evidence

    Logical analysis and deductive reasoning

    Subjective experience and embodied perception

  • Q11

    John Locke proposed the theory of tabula rasa, which suggests that:

    Knowledge is innate and preexisting

    Truth can be derived through deductive reasoning

    The mind is a blank slate at birth, shaped by experience

    Humans possess inherent moral principles

  • Q12

    Patricia and Paul Churchland are associated with which philosophical perspective?





  • Q13

    René Descartes famously declared, "I think, therefore I am." This statement reflects his emphasis on:

    The centrality of self-awareness and consciousness

    The importance of empirical observation

    The existence of an immortal soul

    The role of intuition in acquiring knowledge

  • Q14

    St. Augustine of Hippo emphasized the concept of original sin, which suggests that:

    Humans are born inherently evil

    Human knowledge is derived from sensory experience

    Salvation is attainable through divine grace

    Reason is the ultimate source of truth

  • Q15

    Coined the term "neurophilosophy" 

    patricia and paul churchlan

    Maurice merleau ponty


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