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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was one of the last topics Kant addressed before his death?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Politics.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Logic.

2. In the ideal aesthetic case, what is one moved by?
(a) The properties of a substance.
(b) Raw sensory experience.
(c) The inner-workings of a mechanism.
(d) Perception of a person.

3. The example in the reading pertaining to perception is that one sees a person, not just their ____.
(a) Biological system.
(b) Attitude.
(c) Color.
(d) Clothing.

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

5. How did Kant feel about Fichte's idealism?
(a) He never gave an opinion about it.
(b) He was an explicit opponent.
(c) He was an explicit proponent.
(d) He subtly hinted he was a proponent.

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

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

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

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

10. What best describes the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment"?
(a) Illogical.
(b) Weak.
(c) Subjective.
(d) Impressive.

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

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

13. 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?
(a) Drunk driving.
(b) Theft.
(c) Murder.
(d) Begging for money on the streets.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why didn't Kant advocate democracy?

2. When judging beauty, what does the mind apply?

3. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?

4. What shows that Kant's ideas are still relevant?

5. Which of the following represented a difficulty for Kant because he wanted to classify it as practical reason?

(see the answer keys)

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