Metaphysics Test
1.) The material object of medicine is health. *
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2.) Metaphysics is the study of "ens qua ens". *
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3.) Essences are what the mind first apprehends. *
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4.) Eating a third helping of chips will increase my esse. *
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5.) Metaphysics is a science. *
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6.) Comparing God and creatures is an equivocal predication of being. *
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7.) Aristotle coined the term ‘Metaphysics’. *
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8.) Essence is to act, as Esse is to potency. *
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9.) Being and Essence are really distinct. *
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10.) The Principle of Non-Contradiction is "per se notum sapientibus". *
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11.) Essence is an exact equivalent name for Nature. *
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12.) The Principle of Non-Contradiction is provable. *
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13.) Prime matter is a subject that receives substantial form. *
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14.) Created being is composite being. *
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15.) Relations between genus and species are relations of reason. *
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16.) A proximate cause is that which produces generic effects. *
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17.) "Admiratio fuit causa inducens ad philosophiam". *
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18.) Being is a generic notion. *
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19.) "Accidens est id sui debetur esse in alio". *
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20.) The teacher of this subject is looking forward to hearing the students explain how act is prior to potency. *
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21.) David Hume says that we should burn all metaphysical texts. In what ways did he himself make use of metaphysics?
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22.) Describe 4 features belonging to the notion of essence and indicate where these distinctions appear in Aquinas’ De Ente et Essentia.
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23.) What are the respective essences of quantity, quality and relation?
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24.) When is substance in potency to the accidents and when are the accidents in potency to the substance?
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25.) What is the difference between prime matter and signate matter? In what way does this relate to haecceitas?
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26.) Why does signate matter not appear in the definition of man as man?
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27.) Why is being not a generic notion?
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28.) What is a rational "suppositum"?
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29.) What does "Ipsum esse subsistens" mean?
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30.) How is Philosophy of Nature different from Metaphysics?
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31.) How is Metaphysics different from common sense?
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32.) What are the 4 classifications of accidents according to the type of origin?
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33.) What are the elements found in the accident 'relation'?
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34.) What is the object of the 'metaphysics' of Vitalism?
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35.) What is the formal object "quo" of Metaphysics?
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36.) Why is it difficult to study being? Make reference to Heidegger, Plato and the Matrix.
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37.) Compare and contrast a philosophy of being with a philosophy of existence.
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38.) Bob claims that we are substantially human from conception and all that takes place from then on are accidental changes. Liz reckons this is insensitive and out of tune with today’s need for empowering women’s choices. What defense could you make for Bob regarding historicism and the principle of non-contradiction?
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