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1. The method of phenomenological inquiry is

a. dialectical

B. intuitive

c. transcendental

d. technique of bracketing

2. The founder of Modern Phenomenology was

a. brentano

B. heidegger

c. husserl

d. peirce

3. Which one of the following pairs is not theoretically harmonious?

a. moore and russell

B. pierce and james

c. schlick and carnap

d. heidegger and husserl

4. The essential feature of the phenomenological method

a. intentionality

B. doubting the world

c. technique of bracketing

d. none of the above

5. Husserl authored:

a. tractatus logico philosophicus

B. logical investigations

c. on certainty

d. zettle

6. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

a. leibnitz – pragmatic theory of truth

B. descartes – correspondence theory of truth

c. husserl – the self-evidence theory of truth

d. william james – coherence theory of truth

7. The problem of intentionality is that of understanding the relation between

a. a mental state and corresponding physical state

B. different mental states

c. mental state and the thing it is about

d. different bodily states

8. The objects of phenomenological inquiry are

a. external objects

B. intentional objects

c. extensional objects

d. ideal objects

9. Husserlian expression ‘Epoche’ means

a. suspension of reality

B. suspension of world

c. suspension of judgement

d. suspension of experience

10. The theory which restricts our knowledge to phenomenal appearancesof an inaccessible reality is

a. phenomenology

B. subjective idealism

c. phenomenalism

d. absolute idealism

11. According to Kant _________ the proper objects of faith are

a. phenomena

B. noumena

c. both phenomena and noumena

d. neither phenomena nor noumena

12. Which one of the following is not the work of Edmund Husserl?

a. cartesian meditations: an introduction to phenomenology

B. logical investigations,

c. the transcendence of the ego

d. ideas: general introduction to pure phenomenology

13. Who is marked as the ‘First Existentialist Philosopher’ with Soren Kierkegaard?

a. friedrich nietzsche

B. schleiermacher

c. jean-paul sartre

d. zean paul sartre

14. Husserl’s “phenomenological” reduction is concerned with:

a. reduction of material objects to sense-data

B. reduction of noumeno to phenomena

c. isolating the content of experience from any reference to the existence

d. reducing the ending self to discrete mental states

15. Which of the following is not included in analytical philosophy?

a. logical atomism

B. logical positivism

c. linguistic analysis

d. phenomenology

16. Select the existentialist among the following:

a. husserl

B. heidegger

c. a.j. ayer

d. kierkegaard

17. Jean-Paul Sartre authored:

a. an inquiry into meaning and truth

B. being and nothingness,

c. human knowledge: its scope and limits.

d. discourse on method

18. internal mental states thought to exist inside one’s own subjective consciousness

a. bracketing

B. projection

c. hermeneutics

d. subjectivity

19. the ego which remains as an irreducible residue after having been subject to phenomenologicalreduction

a. transcendental ego

B. presence to hand

c. resoluteness

d. bracketing

20. any act of the subject directed towards an intentional object (the subject pole of experience)

a. noema

B. husserl

c. eidetic reduction

d. noesis

21. the various ways we relate to and feel about others

a. structure

B. bracketing

c. solicitude

d. projection

22. how we find ourselves in terms of mood and orientation.

a. befindlichkeit

B. intentionality

c. falling/fallenness

d. transcendental ego

23. distinctive type of experience

a. phenomena

B. phenomenon

c. unreal objects

d. projection

24. Any act of the subject directed towards an intentional object (the subject pole of experience)

a. noema

B. eidetic reduction

c. dasein

d. noesis

25. The object or content toward which consciousness is directed (the object pole of experience)

a. husserl

B. hermeneutics

c. natural attitude

d. noema


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