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

2. In which groups did "Critique of Pure Reason" cause a stir?
(a) Asian philosophical circles.
(b) European philosophical circles.
(c) American philosophical circles.
(d) African philosophical circles.

3. What type of truth is "Fido has brown spots"?
(a) Synthetic.
(b) A posteriori.
(c) Analytic.
(d) A priori.

4. What are physic-theological arguments?
(a) Cosmological arguments.
(b) Arguments from design.
(c) Arguments against the existence of God.
(d) Ontological arguments.

5. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?
(a) Perception of a group of people.
(b) Perception of a substance.
(c) Perception of the self.
(d) Perception of a property.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is theology?

2. According to Kant, what is essential to the development of an ethical theory?

3. Which of the following made it a rare occurrence for Kant to attend school?

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

5. When did Kant publish "Prolegomena to any Future metaphysic which shall lay Claim to being a Science"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Kant's view of religious arguments.

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

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

6. Describe the ontological religious argument.

7. What did Kant think about marriage?

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

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

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

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