Epicurus thinks an important key to happiness lies in natural science because...
a. it leads to technological breakthroughs that enhance the quality of life
b. it can show us that some of our fears are unfounded
c. knowledge is something good in itself
d. we should aim to keep our wills in harmony with nature
According to Epicurus, someone who thinks happiness is pleasure and the absence of pain will
a. be unjust to others, if it will increase pleasure for oneself
b. indulge her every desire
c. be an untrustworthy friend
d. be content with having little
A. believes that our happiness or unhappiness is entirely within our own control b. says "grin and bear it", no matter how unhappy something makes you c. cares for no one and nothing but his own freedom and happiness d. prefers nothing, shuns nothing, and is indifferent to everything.
When stoics advise us to keep our wills in harmony with nature, they:
a. mean that if something feels natural to us, we should "go with the flow" and "just do it!"
b. deny God
c. contradict Plato and Aristotle, who emphasize living in accord with reason.
d. are in effect advising us to do our duty
A stoic thinks we should:
a. seek virtue more than happiness
b. never seek pleasure as an end
c. always be virtuous, because virtue produces the greatest pleasure
d. be skeptical of all claims to know what virtue is
a skeptic will:
a. assert that nothing can be known
b. assert that we can know only the contents of our own minds