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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Hume define anger?
2. What is the title of Book Two, Part Three?
3. What virtue allows humans to be governed?
4. Why do we love people we know more than strangers?
5. What does Hume say are the two types of reason?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Hume think there is no free will in religion?
2. Why does Hume want to answer the question, "Which impression or ideas help us to divide virtue from vice?"
3. How does Hume define natural virtues?
4. How does Hume define will?
5. Summarize Book Two.
6. How does Hume use murder as an example of morals?
7. When do moral pleasures and pains occur?
8. What does Hume mean when he says one cannot derive an ought from an is?
9. How does Hume define artificial virtues?
10. How does Hume define love and hatred?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In what way did Hume's ideas go against 18th century values? How did Hume try to win over the critics?
Essay Topic 2
What are the arguments for and against Hume's treatise? How did society initially react to Hume's ideas? How influential have Hume's ideas been on modern day society?
Essay Topic 3
Summarize each of the three books and answer the following questions.
1. What are the main arguments in each of the three books?
2. How does does each of the three books contribute to the overall argument?
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