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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Critique of Intuitionism.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is John Stuart Mill's Theory of Higher Pleasures?
(a) The belief that going to church is the highest form of pleasure.
(b) The belief that feelings are better pleasures than stability, wealth or objects.
(c) The belief that intellectualism, refinement and poetry are better pleasures that dancing, lust or wealth.
(d) The belief that one should spend the most money on the finest things in life.

2. Whom of the following was a leading 'Intuitionist'?
(a) John Locke.
(b) John Hurt.
(c) J.S. Mill.
(d) Socrates.

3. How, according to Rawls, does justice help to assign rights and duties?
(a) It ensures that some people get more duties than others.
(b) It enforces the law.
(c) It states who has the power and who doesn't.
(d) It ensures that there is an equal distribution of such.

4. Where did the early Intuitionists believe they got their appreciation of morals, rights and wrongs or fairness?
(a) Their parents.
(b) God.
(c) Nature.
(d) The king.

5. What is the essential problem of Intuitionism?
(a) It doesn't support a healthy economy.
(b) Some people do not seem to act with a natural morality.
(c) Many philosophers don't agree with it.
(d) It makes defending one’s country more difficult.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which century was Intuitionism first developed?

2. What does Rawls accept about his own theory?

3. What does Rawls believe is the dominant theory of political philosophy throughout the 20th Century?

4. What defines a good society, according to Rawls?

5. What is the maxim of Utilitarian philosophy?

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