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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 does Rawls accept about his own theory?
(a) That there is a degree of Marxism within it.
(b) That there is a certain amount of Intuitionism present in 'fairness'.
(c) That it might be hard to apply to the real world.
(d) That it is quite socialist.

2. 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.

3. What does Rawls believe is the dominant theory of political philosophy throughout the 20th Century?
(a) Utilitarianism.
(b) Ontology.
(c) Republicanism.
(d) Socialism.

4. What branch of philosophy is this book concerned with?
(a) Metaphysics.
(b) Epistemology.
(c) Political.
(d) Skeptical.

5. What does Rawls want his theory of justice to be?
(a) Something to destroy the theories of Utilitarianism.
(b) A viable alternative to other theories.
(c) Something to remember.
(d) The dominant political view.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who should hold the greatest advantage in Rawls’ ideal society?

2. What is John Stuart Mill's Theory of Higher Pleasures?

3. What is the greatest criticism levelled against Utilitarianism?

4. What is the maxim of Utilitarian philosophy?

5. How, according to Rawls, does justice help to assign rights and duties?

(see the answer key)

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