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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. Which of the following is an example of antinomy?
(a) The cat eats food. The cat drinks water.
(b) The dog is brown. The dog has white spots.
(c) The cat is gray. Another cat is also gray.
(d) The cat is on the chair. The cat is not on the chair.

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

3. What did Kant have published before 1781?
(a) Nothing.
(b) "Critique of Pure Reason".
(c) "Critique of Judgment".
(d) A few unremarkable, short books.

4. When Kant attempted to use the unity of apperception to prove facts about the world, who admitted that these arguments were not generally philosophically sound?
(a) Kant.
(b) Scruton.
(c) Descartes.
(d) Hume.

5. What did Kant study throughout his early academic career?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Math.
(c) A variety of disciplines.
(d) Geography.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did "Critique of Practical Reason" deal with?

2. What is the problem with Descartes' certain knowledge?

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

4. Who did Kant borrow the term 'apperception' from?

5. Which of the following is described as being inaccessible to humanity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Kant and Descartes compare and contrast on theories relating to substance and property?

4. Describe phenomena and noumena.

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

6. Describe the ontological religious argument.

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

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

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

10. Describe Kant's career as a professor.

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