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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 statement sums up Descartes' certain piece of knowledge?
(a) "I think, therefore I am."
(b) "I live, therefore I am."
(c) "I exist, therefore I am."
(d) "I see, therefore I am."

2. Which of the following is true about the statement "Fido has brown spots"?
(a) Fido is a substance.
(b) The act of having is a substance.
(c) Brown is a substance.
(d) Spots is a substance.

3. Where was Immanuel Kant born?
(a) France.
(b) England.
(c) United States of America.
(d) Prussia.

4. What is the category for something considered to be trivially true?
(a) Synthetic truth.
(b) Rational truth.
(c) Real truth.
(d) Analytic truth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the first types of truths, according to Kant?

2. What do phenomena represent?

3. How old was Kant when "Critique of Pure Reason" was published?

4. Which of the following is an example of antinomy?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe "Critique of Practical Reason" and "Critique of Judgment".

3. Describe phenomena and noumena.

4. Describe Kant's view of religious arguments.

5. Describe Kant's career as a professor.

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

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

8. What was the effect of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason"?

9. What did Hume argue about reason?

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

(see the answer keys)

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