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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. Who did Kant borrow the term 'apperception' from?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Leibniz.
(d) Hume.

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

3. What do phenomena represent?
(a) Irrational beings.
(b) Real objects.
(c) Self-consciousness.
(d) Rational beings.

4. Which of the following is an example of antinomy?
(a) The cat is gray. Another cat is also gray.
(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 dog is brown. The dog has white spots.

5. What is the problem with Descartes' certain knowledge?
(a) It assumes that existence warrants thinking.
(b) It assumes that humans think.
(c) It assumes the existence of a self.
(d) It assumes that breathing warrants thinking.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What type of religious arguments was Kant most interested in?

3. What was described as the appearance of objects?

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

5. What is the name of the university Kant attended?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Kant's career as a professor.

5. What are antinomies?

6. What type of questions did Kant believe that "Critique of Pure Reason" answered?

7. What is apperception?

8. What did Hume argue about reason?

9. Describe phenomena and noumena.

10. Describe the ontological religious argument.

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