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Absolute (philosophy): Quiz

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Question 1: Examples of religions and philosophies which embrace the concept of the Absolute in one form or another include Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Islam, some forms of Jewish philosophy, and existential or metaphysical forms of ________.
ChristianityEcumenismChristian denominationBaptist

Question 2: Parallels may be drawn between such traditions and ________ monotheistic (i.e., Abrahamic) thought.
JudaismChristianityAbrahamic religionsJesus

Question 3: Terms which serve to identify The Absolute [1] among such beliefs include the Tao (the Way), ________, Parabrahman, God, the Divine and numerous other appellations.
MonotheismBrahmanĀstika and nāstikaMysticism

Question 4: Plotinus, a ________ philosopher, saw all forms of existence as emanating from 'The One'.
PythagoreanismAristotleNeoplatonismStoicism

Question 5: The Absolute, either under that name, or as the "Ground of Being", or some similar concept, also figures in several of the attempted proofs of the existence of God, particularly the ontological argument and the ________.
MonotheismTeleological argumentDeismCosmological argument

Question 6: American philosopher ________, for example, conceived the Absolute as a single overarching intelligible system but declined to characterize it in terms of consciousness or experience.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelBrand BlanshardBertrand RussellTruth

Question 7: The general commonalities between the various versions of the Absolute are: infinity, indescribability, formlessness, transcendence and ________.
Jewish philosophyMonismKabbalahImmanence

Question 8: ________ concerned himself with the knowable portion of the Absolute with his Logos.
PlatoHeraclitusParmenidesAristotle

Question 9: The concept is of a universal subconsciousness, undivided and incapable of being depicted through gods or ________, parent to the individual souls of men, and to which men strive to return.
Hagia SophiaByzantine IconoclasmByzantine EmpireIcon

Question 10: This sought-after return is impaired by evil thought and deed, and facilitated by ________.
VirtueAltruismEastern philosophyConscience







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