Introduction to Philosophy — Final Exam questions

Introduction to Philosophy

Dr. Hicks
Final Exam know-thyself-235x100

This semester we read works by seven major philosophers:

1. Plato, Apology of Socrates
2. Rand, The Fountainhead
3. Galileo, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
4. Kierkegaard, Panegyric upon Abraham
5. Descartes, Meditations
6. Lewis, Mere Christianity
7. Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

For six of the above:

(a) Choose one important sentence from the work.
(b) Explain what the sentence means.
(c) Explain how the sentence fits into the work’s overall purpose.
(d) Explain why you think the sentence you chose is important.

Time: 2 hours total.

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