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Free will: Quiz


Question 1: ________ generally holds people responsible for their actions, and will say that they deserve praise or blame for what they do.
DemocracyPolitical philosophyJürgen HabermasSociety

Question 2: ________ (for which human free will is offered as one explanation)
DeismExistence of GodMonotheismProblem of evil

Question 3: In his work ________, he wrote that "instinct and utility between them can safely be trusted to carry on the social business of punishment and praise" regardless of metaphysical theories.

Question 4: The metaphysics of the ________ and Vaisheshika schools strongly suggest a belief in determinism, but do not seem to make explicit claims about determinism or free will.
NyayaAdi ShankaraHindu philosophyMimāṃsā

Question 5: Mimamsa, Vedanta, and the more theistic versions of ________ such as Shaivism and Vaishnavism, have often emphasized the importance of free will.
HinduismIndian religionsAyyavazhiBuddhism

Question 6: ________, for example, denied that the phrase "free will" made any sense (compare with theological noncognitivism, a similar stance on the existence of God).
John LockePlatoImmanuel KantGottfried Leibniz

Question 7: Logical determinism is the notion that all ________, whether about the past, present or future, are either true or false.
PropositionNominalismBertrand RussellAristotle

Question 8: "Modern compatibilists", such as Harry Frankfurt and ________, argue that there are cases where a coerced agent's choices are still free because such coercion coincides with the agent's personal intentions and desires.
C. D. BroadPragmatismRené DescartesDaniel Dennett

Question 9: Free Will and Determinism at the ________
Life (magazine)Time WarnerJim BarksdaleOpen Directory Project

Question 10: Ultimately, Kashmir Shaivism as a monistic ________ philosophical system views all subjects to be identical - "all are one" - and that one is Śiva, the supreme consciousness.

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