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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is theology?
(a) The study of God.
(b) The study of the universe.
(c) The study of people.
(d) The study of the soul.

2. Which of the following did Hume deny?
(a) The existence of logic.
(b) The existence of ethics.
(c) The existence of the world.
(d) The existence of the self.

3. What did Kant's subjective argument concern?
(a) Explaining the proof that the self exists.
(b) Proving that the self is a property.
(c) Proving that the self is a substance.
(d) Explaining the faculties of understanding the self.

4. What philosophical school did Leibniz belong to?
(a) Rationalists.
(b) Noumenalists.
(c) Syntheticists.
(d) Extremists.

5. What was Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics?
(a) How the self can be conscious.
(b) How analytic a priori knowledge is possible.
(c) How existence is possible.
(d) How synthetic a priori knowledge is possible.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kant, what does identity imply?

2. What are antinomies the logical fallacies of?

3. What can one assume if they consider the universe in its totality?

4. What did Leibniz argue could allow us to know almost everything about the world?

5. Which type of argument about religion did Kant believe had little weight?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Kant wanted to believe in the existence of the soul from a philosophical standpoint?

2. Describe Kant's career as a professor.

3. According to Hume, what is needed to believe or understand something?

4. What is the difference between a substance and a property? Give an example of each.

5. What does the following statement mean? Existence is not a predicate of perfection.

6. What was Leibniz's argument about reason?

7. What distinctions did Kant set forth to classify truths?

8. Describe Kant's categories of metaphysics.

9. Describe Kant's published life.

10. Why aren't Kant's arguments about the unity of apperception sound?

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