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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which of the following describes why Kant saw beauty as objective?
(a) The judgments are correct appraisals of a unique interpretation.
(b) The judgments are not of substances, but merely of properties.
(c) The judgments are of works of art.
(d) The judgments are all false, as aesthetics do not truly exist.

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

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

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

6. What is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?
(a) One's motives.
(b) One's intelligence.
(c) One's ethics.
(d) One's perceptions.

7. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?
(a) Both wanted to justify their own idealism.
(b) Both improved upon Kant's philosophy.
(c) Both distinguished between phenomena and noumena.
(d) Both interpreted Kant the same way.

8. For Kant, what was moral law based on the idea of?
(a) Paradox.
(b) Neutrality.
(c) Hypothetical imperatives.
(d) Autonomy.

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

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

11. What describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One cannot use others to fulfill goals with no respect for the fact that they have their own goals.
(b) One must have faith to be moral.
(c) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.
(d) One must love one's neighbors.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, how did his subject of study build?

2. What does "Critique of Judgment" influence?

3. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?

4. How did Kant view acting in accordance with one's actions?

5. How did Kant believe that humans see the world?

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