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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. Why was Kant's system revolutionary?
(a) It asserted the existence of synthetic a posteriori truths.
(b) It asserted the existence of analytic a priori truths.
(c) It asserted the existence of analytic a posteriori truths.
(d) It asserted the existence of synthetic a priori truths.

2. In what year was Kant born?
(a) 1712.
(b) 1724.
(c) 1820.
(d) 1767.

3. What type of truth is something that is known only as the result of some experience?
(a) A priori.
(b) Synthetic.
(c) Analytic.
(d) A posteriori.

4. According to Kant's reply to religious arguments, what is not a predicate?
(a) Self.
(b) Perfection.
(c) Existence.
(d) God.

5. Whose philosophies did Kant revive in the distinction between practical and theoretical knowledge?
(a) Hume.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Plato.
(d) Descartes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the statements "Fido is on the couch" and "Fido is not on the couch" examples of?

2. What is described as something which exists dependently upon a substance?

3. What did Kant say is a privileged place in perception?

4. When was "Critique of Practical Reason" published?

5. When did Kant die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the ontological religious argument.

2. Describe the purpose of Kant's subjective argument.

3. Describe mistakes as they are described in the reading.

4. Why did the second version of "Critique of Pure Reason" fail?

5. Describe Kant's view of religious arguments.

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

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

8. What did Kant think about marriage?

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

10. What did Hume argue about reason?

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