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Epicureanism: Quiz

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Question 1: Verification theory and reductionism have been adopted, as we know, by the modern ________.
Scientific methodPseudosciencePhilosophy of scienceRelationship between religion and science

Question 2: Epicureanism was originally a challenge to ________, though later it became the main opponent of Stoicism.
PlatonismAvicennaAristotleNominalism

Question 3: The word for a heretic in the ________ literature is "Apiqoros" (אפיקורוס), and Epicurus is titled in Modern Greek idiom as the "Dark Philosopher".
MidrashTalmudJewish philosophyRabbinic literature

Question 4: Another ancient source is Diogenes of Oenoanda, who composed a large inscription at Oenoanda in ________.
CappadociaLyciaLydiaCilicia

Question 5: The Epicureans also used the atomist theories of ________ and Leucippus to assert that man has free will.
AnaxagorasPythagorasThalesDemocritus

Question 6: Quine • Wilhelm Windelband • ________ • William of Ockham • William Whewell • more...
PseudoscienceRelationship between religion and scienceEpistemologyWilhelm Wundt

Question 7: Many of the papyrus scrolls unearthed at the Villa of the Papyri at ________ are Epicurean texts.
PompeiiNaplesRomeHerculaneum

Question 8: By the end of the Roman Empire, having undergone Christian attack and repression, Epicureanism had all but died out, and would be resurrected in the 17th century by the atomist ________, who adapted it to the Christian doctrine.
Pierre GassendiIsaac NewtonRelationship between religion and scienceScientific revolution

Question 9: Other modern-day Epicureans were Gassendi, Walter Charleton, François Bernier, Saint-Evremond, Ninon de l'Enclos, Diderot, and ________.
John Stuart MillJeremy BenthamImmanuel KantUtilitarianism

Question 10: The task of unrolling and deciphering the charred ________ scrolls continues today.
EgyptPapyrusOxyrhynchus PapyriAncient Egypt







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