Question 1 General Relativism (not merely Cultural Moral Relativism) can be desc

Question 1
General Relativism (not merely Cultural Moral Relativism) can be described as the view that:
A. There is no way for a statement to be either true or false.
B. Statements can be either true or false but we cannot ever determine what is true.
C. Belief is the same concept as truth.
D. Our perceptions of and beliefs about reality change over time but the truth does not.
E. Our perceptions and beliefs about reality do not actually change over time.
Question 2
General Absolutism (not merely Moral Absolutism) can be described as the view that:
A. We can be absolutely sure that we are correct about the external world.
B. There are absolute and clear distinctions between concepts.
C. Beliefs are always mistaken.
D. Our beliefs have nothing necessarily to do with what is true.
E. There is no conceptual difference between belief and truth.
Question 3
A General Relativist must believe which of the following?
A. We are mistaken about some of the beliefs held by everyone.
B. We cannot be mistaken about any of the beliefs held by everyone.
C. We can be mistaken about some of the beliefs held by everyone.
D. We must be mistaken about most of the beliefs held by everyone.
E. None of the above.
Question 4
A General Relativist cannot believe which of the following (i.e., which of the following contradicts General Relativism)?
A. Even if everyone believed germs cause sickness, we might all be mistaken.
B. The earth is now spherical but in 600 B.C. the earth was flat.
C. We are correct about any belief that is held by everyone.
D. Raindancing causes rain if we think it does.
E. The earth is spherical if and only if we all believe the earth is spherical.
Question 5
A General Relativist must believe which of the following?
A. If any belief is held by everyone then that belief is correct.
B. No belief will ever be held by everyone.
C. Cultures will always disagree with each other about reality.
D. The physical universe is an illusion.
E. None of the above.
Question 6
A General Absolutist must believe which of the following?
A. The physical universe is an illusion.
B. The physical universe cannot be an illusion.
C. We can be mistaken about our beliefs even if those beliefs are held by everyone.
D. People cannot be mistaken about the beliefs held by everyone.
E. If everyone believes the earth is spherical then that’s what makes it true that it’s spherical.
Question 7
A General Relativist must believe which of the following?
A. The truth of claims about religion is established in a different way than non-religious claims.
B. The world could actually be very different than we all believe it to be.
C. The truth about scientific claims is the only kind of truth that is not relative to our beliefs.
D. Before humans existed and had beliefs, there was no truth about the earth’s existence, shape, etc.
E. None of the above.
Question 8
A General Relativist must believe which of the following?
A. If all people died tomorrow, there would suddenly be nothing true and nothing false about the earth.
B. If all people died tomorrow, the shape of the earth would be whatever it was before they all died.
C. If all people died tomorrow, the earth could still exist.
D. If all people died tomorrow, the earth would still exist.
E. None of the above.
Question 9
A General Relativist cannot believe which of the following (i.e., which of the following contradicts General Relativism)?
A. The earth wasn’t actually flat in 600 B.C. even though everyone believed it was.
B. The earth wouldn’t really have a shape if there were no one alive to think about it.
C. People have disagreed historically about the shape of the earth.
D No one presently thinks the earth is flat.
E. In 1000 years, we may change our belief about the shape of the earth.
Question 10
The debate over General Absolutism and General Relativism is a debate about:
A. Whether religious statements like “Jesus got up from the dead” are true or not.
B. Which of our current views about science are true.
C. What makes statements true or false.
D. Why we believe what we believe.
E. What can allow us to change beliefs that are harmful to our well-being.

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