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Summum bonum: Quiz


Question 1: In ________ philosophy, the highest good is usually defined as the life of the righteous, the life led in Communion with God and according to God's precepts.
BaptistEcumenismChristianityChristian denomination

Question 2: Summum bonum (Latin for the highest good) is an expression used in philosophy, particularly in medieval philosophy and in the philosophy of ________, to describe the ultimate importance, the singular and most ultimate end which human beings ought to pursue.
René DescartesImmanuel KantDavid HumeGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Question 3: In the Western world, the concept was introduced by the ________ philosophers, and described as a feature of the Christian God by Saint Augustine in De natura boni (On the Nature of Good, written circa 399).

Question 4: ________, when the highest good is identified with psychological happiness;
Political philosophyJusticeDeontological ethicsUtilitarianism

Question 5: Augustine denies the positive existence of absolute evil, describing a world with ________ as the supreme good at the center, and defining different grades of evil as different stages of remoteness from that center.

Question 6: Rational ________, when the highest good is identified with virtue or duty;
JusticePolitical philosophyDeontological ethicsUtilitarianism

Question 7: ________ or Virtue Ethics, when the highest good is identified with flourishing;

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