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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did Hegel want to determine builds?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Personality.
(c) Reason.
(d) Logic.

3. Which argument did Kant refuse to take as solid philosophical demonstration?
(a) Descartes' argument that God exists.
(b) Hypothetical imperatives.
(c) Aristotle's ethical philosophies.
(d) The argument for design.

4. What was the reason Kant's "Critique of Judgment" did not fail?
(a) Well-written.
(b) Strong arguments.
(c) Interesting points.
(d) Exploring an uncharted topic.

5. Kant believed that what was at the root of all morality?
(a) A single categorical imperative.
(b) A 'could' statement.
(c) A 'will' statement.
(d) A single hypothetical imperative.

6. What did Fichte distinguish between?
(a) Substance and property.
(b) Synthetic and analytic.
(c) Monarchy and anarchy.
(d) Phenomena and noumena.

7. Whose philosophies presaged existentialism in many ways?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Fichte.
(d) Schopenhauer.

8. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?
(a) Transcendental philosophy.
(b) Universal law of causality.
(c) Hypothetical imperative.
(d) Categorical imperative.

9. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?
(a) Transcendent.
(b) Faithless.
(c) Aesthetic in absence.
(d) Failing.

10. What does the judgment of beauty require?
(a) Deliberation.
(b) Background information.
(c) One's sense.
(d) Intermediate concepts.

11. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?
(a) Plato.
(b) Aristotle and Plato.
(c) Hume.
(d) Hume and Aristotle.

12. What is the second quality of Fichte's idealism?
(a) Analytic.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Objective.
(d) Synthetic.

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

14. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?
(a) European Wars.
(b) American settlement.
(c) European Enlightenment.
(d) European Crusades.

15. Why didn't Kant advocate democracy?
(a) He didn't think all were qualified to vote.
(b) He didn't think men should be able to control others.
(c) He didn't think all should hold office.
(d) He did not like the concept of political parties.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant believe the fundamental political right is?

2. Which of the following describes the consequences of Kant's political belief?

3. Which of the following is not considered anti-social behavior as a result of Kant's third formulation of the categorical imperative in modern society?

4. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?

5. How did Kant feel about Fichte's idealism?

(see the answer keys)

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