PHL 303-01
Spring, 2011
Quiz 2, due Wednesday, April 27, 2011

As indicated on the syllabus,  you will have an opportunity to take three short take-home quizzes, which together will count for 25% of your grade, and

These will be handed out at least 4 days before they are due.  Late quizzes will receive a 15% grading penalty for each day they are late.  Unless otherwise indicated, please complete the quiz in less than 500 words.  All work, except in-class writings, is to be typed.  Quizzes are to be turned in on the date due with a copy emailed to me at  In addition to the file attachment, please paste the text of your answers into your message. (Syllabus)

You can take this exam alone or as part of a group (please keep group numbers at four or less). If you do this as a group, please turn in one exam with every member's name on it, making sure every member of your group has a copy. When you revise your essay, try to make sure that what you have written demonstrates your knowledge of the texts, lectures, and issues.  Indicate your sources, including class notes, and conversations with fellow students.

If you do the exam as a group, for every member of the group who is to receive credit for your exam, please add indicate that group member's contribution(s). 

1. Explain Analects 5.21.  How do you think this compares to what Socrates (as presented in the Republic) says about the situation of a philosopher outside the ideal state. Why? Make sure to use the text to support your answer. Briefly summarize a criticism of the Confucian view you as you presented it.

By or before the due date of 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011, please bring your exam to class and email a copy of your exam to me at