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Philosophy ? Reading Study Guide
Book: Life?s Ultimate Questions, Nash (chapters 8-13)
Complete the study guide questions based on the course reading and related
learning resources this week. This study guide includes ten questions.
Responses to the questions should be substantive (between 75-100 words in
length), demonstrate a detailed understanding of the material (refer to specific
pages and sections), model critical-thinking, and be written with clarity and
originality (no cut-n-paste answers from the textbook). Please see the study
guide grade rubric for more specific information on requirements.
Q. 1. The beginning of this chapter introduces a problem called, ?The Law of
Non-Contradiction.? After reading this material, explain in your own words
what the law of non-contradiction is and why it is significant for philosophy.
Q. 2. The author includes a section in this chapter on ?Deconstructionism.? After
reading this section explain why this movement would undermine the
discipline of philosophy. How would this movement undermine the study
of the Bible? Be specific.
Q. 3. After reading the section in chapter nine entitled, ?Possible Worlds and
Anselm?s? Ontological Argument,? summarize in your own words Anselm?s
argument. What is the purpose of this argument?
Q. 4. Read the sections on ?What is Truth?? and ?Tests of Truth.? After reviewing
the three tests of truth provided by the author, explain how these tests
could be valuable in supporting the claims of the Christian faith.
Q. 5. The chapter includes a section entitled, ?Postmodernism and Reason.?
How does the rise of Postmodernism in society make it difficult to present
and defend the truths of the Christian faith to others? How might an
individual influenced by Postmodernism respond after hearing the Christian
message? Give an example.
Q. 6. The chapter provides significant material on David Hume. Summarize the
major teachings of David Hume and explain why it is important for the
study of philosophy ? especially from a Christian perspective.
Q. 7. Chapter eleven describes the philosophical influence of Immanuel Kant.
After reading the material about Kant explain why his work significantly
influenced the field of epistemology (how we know) in philosophy.
Q. 8. Read the section on ?Reformed Epistemology and Natural Theology.? What
is Natural Theology? When it comes to the field of ethics, why might it
be advantageous to appeal to the natural world to support moral claims
rather than quoting religious texts? Any examples.
Q. 9. In the section entitled, ?Cumulative Arguments? the author explains how
philosophical arguments for God?s existence function in supporting a
theistic world-view. How does this section help us understand the role
of the various philosophical arguments? Be specific.
Q.10. After reading the concluding section ?Information Systems and the Cell? of
chapter thirteen, explain how new scientific discoveries can be used as
evidence to support the existence of God? Provide an example.