Charles Babbage produced a machine that could compute polynomials
the motion of the sun.
the method of differences.
Answer: p. 8
A relativist claims that
there are no universal moral principles.
morality has an existence outside the human mind.
morality and law are identical.
there is no such thing as free will.
God does not exist.
Answer: p. 56
Which of these is not an example of direct censorship?
licensing and registration
All of the above are examples of direct censorship
Answer: p. 122
Which philosopher argued in The Second Treatise of Government, that
people have a natural right to property?
John Stuart Mill
Answer: pp. 163–4
Chapter 5: Information Privacy
Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote that every violation of a "privacy right" is
prohibited by the Constitution.
a violation of the state of nature.
an expansion of one's sphere of access.
also a violation of another right.
all of the above.
Answer: pp. 234–5
Exam coverage of other readings (news and anthology articles) and videos is
intended to evaluate whether you paid attention to them and comprehended
their historical and ethical significance. For example:
In ``A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,'' John Perry
Barlow claims that the residents of cyberspace will resolve their problems
and conflicts by