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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What elements are essential for aesthetic judgment?
(a) Subjectivity and objectivity.
(b) Substance and property.
(c) Objectivity and substance.
(d) Substance and property.

4. What did Kant permit the government to engage in?
(a) Capital punishment.
(b) Coercion.
(c) Over-taxing.
(d) Money laundering.

5. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) To know everything.
(b) To know all real and rational beings.
(c) To know what is unknowable.
(d) To confirm existence.

6. Which of the following describes the consequences of Kant's political belief?
(a) Modern liberalism.
(b) Classical liberalism.
(c) Modern conservatism.
(d) Classical conservatism.

7. What is "You should not steal" an example of?
(a) A formulation.
(b) A categorical imperative.
(c) A hypothetical imperative.
(d) A moral imperative.

8. To Kant, what was being free?
(a) Being able to assess the self.
(b) Being able to obey one's reason.
(c) Being able to have ideas.
(d) Being able to understand paradox.

9. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?
(a) Hide government doings from the content public.
(b) Seek to make the people as happy as possible.
(c) Maintain or increase amount of society's freedom.
(d) Reduce society's freedom.

10. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?
(a) Substance rather than property.
(b) A "would" statement.
(c) Morally ambiguous.
(d) Completely unqualified.

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

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

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

14. What does "Critique of Judgment" influence?
(a) The study of cosmology.
(b) The study of aesthetics.
(c) The study of psychology.
(d) The study of theology.

15. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?
(a) Every beautiful object is a substance and not a property.
(b) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.
(c) Each individual perceives beauty in the form of subjectivity.
(d) Every beautiful object has inherent objects.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?

2. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?

3. What did Kant consider to be the basis for moral dignity?

4. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?

5. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?

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