FOUR MOCK EXAMS
Course Organiser and Lecturer:Patrick Greenough
Mock Exam One
1) 'There is good knowledge and there is bad knowledge'. Critically evaluate this claim.
2) What is fallibilism?
3) Can the notion of a defeater guide us to a solution of the Gettier problem?
4) 'Knowledge requires safety and not sensitivity'. Critically evaluate this claim.
5) Is it possible to give a good definition of knowledge?
6) What are the virtues and vices of an internalist conception of knowledge?
Mock Exam Two
1) 'Knowledge is non-accidental true belief'. Critically evaluate this claim.
2) Which is better: virtue epistemology or reliabilism?
3) Do we have lucky knowledge in the Gettier cases?
4) What are the virtues and vices of the causal theory of knowledge?
5) Is it possible to have knowledge?
6) "‘Know’ is a context sensitive term" Critically discuss.
Mock Exam Three
1) What is the principle of closure? Should we deny this principle?
2) Define ‘mentalism’ and ‘accessibilism’. Are these theses plausible?
3) Is the Gettier problem unsolvable?
4) ‘Knowledge is an unachievable absolute.’ Critically discuss
5) ‘Knowledge is a virtuous state’. Critically discuss.
6) ‘Knowledge precludes luck’. Critically discuss.
Mock Exam Four
1) What is the best way to respond to Lewis’s epistemic dilemma?
2) What is epistemic gradualism? Is such a view attractive?
3) ‘Internalism is bankrupt’. Critically discuss
4) What is a relevant alternative? Can we usefully exploit this notion to answer the sceptical challenge?
5) What are the virtues and vices of reliabilism?
6) Critically compare and contrast the no-false evidence and defeasibility responses to the Gettier problem.
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