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What is the problem of the One and the Many?CorrectIncorrect
True or False: Thales believed that everything was ultimately just water: this makes him a monist.CorrectIncorrect
True or False: People who believe that ultimate reality is not one thing, but actually several irreducible things, like atoms, are called pluralists.CorrectIncorrect
Sproul uses the word arche when talking about the problem of the One and the Many in his first lecture. What does it mean?CorrectIncorrect
Match the following philosophers to their arche’s:
Sproul notices that in the first chapter of Genesis begins with “In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” What was so special about the Hebrews’ account of ultimate reality? [Select all that apply]CorrectIncorrect
How does Sproul define metaphysics?
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If you’re unsure, go back to Dr. Sproul’s “Thales” lecture and check paragraph ten of the transcript.
Heraclitus believed that everything is constantly changing, but Frame points out on page 55 that he thought that something about the world is stable. Explain why.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Check the second paragraph of the Parmenides section on page 56. Why did Parmenides believe that change MUST be an illusion?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
When talking about Zeno, Sproul mentions a special type of argument used in many debates called reductio ad absurdum–reduction to absurdity. What does this strategy look like?CorrectIncorrect
On page 51, Frame writes “What distinguishes the Greek philosophers from other ancient wisdom teachers is their insistence on the supremacy of human reason, what I will call rational autonomy.” What does Frame, on the same page, say that the beginning of wisdom is for Christians if not reason?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.