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    Tecnológico de Monterrey   División de Enseñanza Media   Departamento de Desarrollo Humano   Philosophy   CLASS ACTIVITY First Partial Quiz 1 “Thinking the Event” Alain Badiou  2 nd  chance Quiz Name: ____________________________________________ Student Number____________________ Group: ______ Instructions: -   Read each question VERY carefully and RESPOND in the manner the question requires. -   In order to obtain the RIGHT to SUBMIT your ESSAY you MUST obtain a grade of 70 or better in EACH of the 4 quizzes. SECTION I: 10 pts. for each correct response 1.   What phrase does the author use to describe what philosophy is “first and foremost”?  a.   The love of wisdom b.   The theoretical appreciation of the world c.   The invention of new problems d.   The deep reflection of our most enduring questions 2.   According to the author, under what conditions can a philosopher intervene in the present historical and political circumstances? a.   When he is asked to by the media b.   When he feels a deep and personal commitment to a particular people and their circumstances c.   When he perceives, in the present circumstances, the signs that tell him there is a philosophical situation d.   Whenever he feels the need to 3.   According to the author, “the most profound philosophical concepts tell us”: a.   “If you want your life to have some meaning, you must accept reality as it is, you must remain within the confines of power, and you must be able to make different decisions”  b.   “If you want your life to have no meaning, you must accept the event, you must remain at a distance from power, and you must be firm in your decision”  c.   “If you want your life to have some meaning, you must accept the event, you must remain at a distance from power, and you must be firm in y our decision”  d.   “If you want your life to have no meaning, you must accept reality as it is, you must remain within the confines of power, and you must be able to make different decisions”  4.   In the end, philosophy, according to the author is interested in: a.   Relations that are not relations b.   Relations that are relations c.   Relations that are very closely related d.   Relations that have drifted apart    Tecnológico de Monterrey   División de Enseñanza Media   Departamento de Desarrollo Humano   Philosophy   CLASS ACTIVITY First Partial Quiz 1 “Thinking the Event” Alain Badiou  2 nd  chance Quiz SECTION II: Answer the following questions in depth by providing the necessary explanations  AND arguments  to defend your answer. Up to 30 points for each question 5.   Explain in detail why the author’s first example –   the debate regarding justice in Plato’s Gorgias –  is a  philosophical situation. 6.   Explain in detail why the author’s second example –  the death of Archimedes –  is a  philosophical situation.

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