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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 Plato's work.
(b) It was classical.
(c) It was based on Descartes' work.
(d) It was radical.

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

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

4. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?
(a) Aesthetics are only objective when the judged item is a piece of art.
(b) Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
(c) Aesthetics are objective and subjective.
(d) Politics and aesthetics are heavily related.

5. What describes the third formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One should treat others with respect.
(b) One should act as if his actions were legislating a law.
(c) One should obey the law.
(d) One should treat others as they wish to be treated.

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

7. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?
(a) Something that is subjective can never be objective.
(b) Beauty can never be subjective.
(c) Subjectivity is not total when it comes to beauty.
(d) Subjectivity is only applied to properties.

8. What is always overlaid with concepts, according to the reading?
(a) Objectivity.
(b) Subjectivity.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Normal perceptions.

9. 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.

10. What was Kant's basic political belief?
(a) One can be creatively free but otherwise conservative.
(b) One can do anything they would like as long as they are faithful to the church's orders.
(c) One can never do anything to harm the government or country's image.
(d) One can do anything they would like as long as they do not interfere with another's freedom.

11. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?
(a) Paradox freedom.
(b) Neutrality.
(c) Hypothetical imperatives.
(d) Categorical imperatives.

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

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

14. What distinguishes a person from the rest of existence?
(a) Contradictions.
(b) Self-consciousness.
(c) Rational will.
(d) Psychology.

15. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?
(a) Sense of freedom and universal law of causality.
(b) Transcendental philosophy and universal philosophy.
(c) Hypothetical imperatives and categorical imperatives.
(d) Universal law of causality and categorical imperatives.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?

4. What was Kant's key to law?

5. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?

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