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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What type of judgment is beauty?
(a) Substantiary.
(b) Immediate.
(c) Deliberate.
(d) Reactionary.

5. In an aesthetic situation that is not ideal, how does one judge?
(a) Logically.
(b) Deliberately.
(c) Immediately.
(d) Through a process of thought.

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

7. What happened to Hegel's "attempts" each time his alleged building process occurred?
(a) Success.
(b) Each step was painful.
(c) Failure.
(d) Each step was closer to the end of existence.

8. How did Kant view acting in accordance with one's actions?
(a) It was neutral.
(b) It was unethical.
(c) It was bad.
(d) It was good.

9. According to Kant, what does it mean to act in accordance with one's desires?
(a) Freedom paradox.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Surrender of sovereignty.
(d) Neutrality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the second quality of Fichte's idealism?

4. 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?

5. What did Kant want to require of each law?

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