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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of government did Kant favor?
(a) Monarchy.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Republicanism.
(d) Dictatorship.

2. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?
(a) "Judgment" had stronger arguments.
(b) "Pure Reason" was more widely acclaimed.
(c) "Judgement" was written well, but "Pure Reason" was not.
(d) "Pure Reason" was more difficult to read.

3. What did Kant want to require of each law?
(a) Each person "should" approve of it.
(b) Each person "would" approve of it.
(c) Each person "could" approve of it.
(d) Each person "will" approve of it.

4. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives.
(b) Paradox freedom.
(c) Categorical imperatives.
(d) Neutrality.

5. Who was Kant most critical of when it came to voting rights?
(a) Young men.
(b) Poor men.
(c) Women.
(d) Old men.

6. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?
(a) Beauty can never be subjective.
(b) Something that is subjective can never be objective.
(c) Subjectivity is not total when it comes to beauty.
(d) Subjectivity is only applied to properties.

7. Who identified the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) Kant.
(b) Fichte.
(c) Hegel.
(d) Hume.

8. According to Kant, how many people perceive the same aesthetic object the same way?
(a) Hundreds.
(b) One pair.
(c) Nobody.
(d) One person and God.

9. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?
(a) Laws.
(b) Logic.
(c) Emotions.
(d) Ethics.

10. Who took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant?
(a) Plato.
(b) Fichte.
(c) Schopenhauer.
(d) Hegel.

11. What is always overlaid with concepts, according to the reading?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Normal perceptions.
(c) Objectivity.
(d) Subjectivity.

12. Kant's "Critique of Judgment" is considered to be which of the following?
(a) Strongly argued but disorganized.
(b) Disorganized and unclear.
(c) Concise and clear.
(d) Concise and focused.

13. According to Hegel, how did his subject of study build?
(a) Through self-consciousness.
(b) Through self-existence.
(c) Through self-improvement.
(d) Through self-destruction.

14. What was Kant's key to law?
(a) Ensuring the safety of the people.
(b) Consent of the people.
(c) Agreement of his contemporaries.
(d) Advocacy of all submitting to the law.

15. Which of the following is true about the idealism Fichte wanted to justify?
(a) It was radical.
(b) It was based on Descartes' work.
(c) It was based on Plato's work.
(d) It was classical.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Kant relate his philosophical beliefs with his political beliefs?

2. Kant believed that what was at the root of all morality?

3. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?

4. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?

5. What describes the first formulation that Kant derived?

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