March 4, 2015

Homework Help: Philosophy

Posted by Christopher on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 8:16pm.

True or false
1.Friedrich Schleiermacher argued that to understand the meaning of the Bible or any other text, it is necessary to consider the time and place of its author(s), and to ascertain the intention of the author(s) in producing the text. True

2.Throughout his life Ludwig Wittgenstein maintained that ambiguity was unavoidable in language. False

3. Gottfried Leibniz argued that ambiguity in language was the result of language "games," which should be encouraged because they give rise to different interpretations. False

4. Hans-Georg Gadamer argued that a significant effort is necessary to overcome our cultural biases and encounter a text entirely in terms of its author and the time and place of its production -- especially when such a text is far removed from our own historical and cultural location. True

5. Shankara and Dharmakirti both maintained a coherence theory of truth. True

6. An instrumentalist view of scientific knowledge is similar in some ways with the pragmatic theory of truth. True

7. Brand Blanshard and William James shared a common theory of truth False

8. Bertrand Russell shares with Aristotle the belief that there is a realm of facts existing independent of us. True

9. Kant believed that we can know the truth about the world to the extent that the mind has connected and unified sensations of that world. True

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