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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does James attribute to using wholes to explain parts?
(a) Rationalism.
(b) Empiricism.
(c) Pluralism.
(d) Logic.

2. According to James, religion cannot exist on which of the following?
(a) Immoral thought.
(b) Rational thought.
(c) Moral thought.
(d) Irrational thought.

3. James claims that in excess, what can become gullibility?
(a) Virtue.
(b) Charity.
(c) Religion.
(d) Strength.

4. According to James, 'each' and 'whole' are levels of what?
(a) Ignorance.
(b) Attention.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Witness.

5. What position does James say is the 'all-form'?
(a) Pluralist.
(b) Logic.
(c) Monist.
(d) Rationalist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does James describe as being both sublime and trivial?

2. What is the first concept Fechner uses in his reasoning?

3. In Lecture III, James compares mysticism to ____________.

4. What is the second concept Fechner uses in his reasoning?

5. James suggests that the experience of evil is necessary from an existential viewpoint to access deep levels of which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What assertions does James make about ignorance?

2. What is the rationalist position?

3. How does James designate the difference between those who are saintly and those who are not?

4. Describe the monistic way of looking at "To You."

5. How is James' concept of philosophy different from your own?

6. Why does James claim that theism is unsatisfactory?

7. Why does James mention Hegel?

8. What are James' thoughts about suicide?

9. What is radical empiricism?

10. What did you learn about Josiah Royce from James' lectures?

(see the answer keys)

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