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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 food was used as an example to imply the unchanged existence of some medium?
(a) Carrot.
(b) Potato.
(c) Tomato.
(d) Apple.

2. According to Hume, what can reason tell us about?
(a) One's intelligence.
(b) One's experience.
(c) One's fears.
(d) One's faith.

3. Which of the following is true about the statement of "Fido has brown spots"?
(a) Brown is a property.
(b) Fido is a property.
(c) The act of having is a property.
(d) The sentence does not include a property.

4. What is described by something whose existence is not dependent upon anything else?
(a) Self.
(b) Properties.
(c) World.
(d) Substance.

5. What is rational psychology?
(a) The study of paranormal activity.
(b) The study of the soul.
(c) The study of the universe.
(d) The study of metaphysics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For Hume to believe something, what did he need?

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

3. When was "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" published?

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

5. Which of the following statements about Kant is true?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hume argue about reason?

2. How did Kant react to the arguments from Hume and Leibniz?

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

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

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

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

7. Describe the ontological religious argument.

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

9. Why did Kant believe the present was the most privileged time period?

10. Why is Descartes' "certain knowledge" a problem?

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