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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. For Hume to believe something, what did he need?
(a) Empirical evidence.
(b) Inferential evidence.
(c) Infallible belief.
(d) Reason.

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

3. Which of the following made it a rare occurrence for Kant to attend school?
(a) His economic class.
(b) His age.
(c) His faith.
(d) His maturity.

4. Who began the problem of objective knowledge?
(a) Plato.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Hume.
(d) Descartes.

5. What did Kant compare the knowledge of a soul to?
(a) Phenomena.
(b) Noumena.
(c) Property.
(d) Substance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does noumena serve a negative role in Kant's philosophy?

2. For Kant to have had any possibility of objective knowledge, what must have been true?

3. What was the occupation of Kant's father?

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

5. Which philosopher did Kant begin his arguments similar to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics.

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

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

4. Why was Kant considered to be eccentric?

5. Describe phenomena and noumena.

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

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

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

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

10. What are Kant's categories of thought?

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