University of Pittsburgh, Summer Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0320—CRN 01205: Social Philosophy (writing)
mailbox: CL 1001—office: CL 1428E
Mondays, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in CL 340
office hours: Sundays and Mondays, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Quiz no. 5

July 13, 1998

On the front of this sheet of paper, answer each of the following questions. Provide a distinct answer for each question, numbering your answers as you proceed. Before turning in your quiz, fold this sheet of paper in half, lengthwise (i.e., so that the crease goes from top to botton, down the middle), and write your name on the back. Only answers written on the front will influence your grade, and nothing written on the front should reveal your identity.

  1. What three ways of coping with pain and disappointment does Freud identify?
  2. What is the source of suffering that Freud says people refuse to recognize?
  3. What does Freud say is “the decisive step of civilization”?
  4. When Freud says, “It does not seem as though any influence could induce a man to change his nature into a termite’s,” what urge is he referring to the impossibility of getting rid of?
  5. What is the main idea of Freud’s reaction to society’s demand that one love one’s neighbor as oneself?
  6. What trade-off does Freud say people make by living in civilization instead of as savages?