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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 was described as being an object itself?
(a) Substance.
(b) Property.
(c) Noumena.
(d) Phenomena.

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

3. What question did Kant's subjective argument begin with?
(a) How can philosophers define existence?
(b) How can experience be defined?
(c) What are the prerequisites for experience?
(d) What are the self's prerequisites for existence?

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

5. When was "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" published?
(a) 1800.
(b) 1795.
(c) 1790.
(d) 1785.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where was David Hume from?

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

4. Which of the following is true about the statement "Fido has brown spots"?

5. Which of the following did Kant establish?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kant's fundamental question of metaphysics.

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

3. What is your personal observation of Kant's philosophy?

4. According to Kant, how is a person distinguished from the rest of existence?

5. Describe the term 'aesthetics'.

6. What did Kant believe about monarchy, democracy, and republicanism?

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

8. According to Kant, what should the government's role be?

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

10. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

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