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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 cat is gray. Another cat is also gray.
(c) The dog is brown. The dog has white spots.
(d) The cat is on the chair. The cat is not on the chair.

2. According to Kant, what does identity imply?
(a) Causality.
(b) Reality.
(c) Substance.
(d) Rationality.

3. According to Kant, what is essential to the development of an ethical theory?
(a) Existence of God.
(b) Existence of phenomena.
(c) Existence of soul.
(d) Existence of noumena.

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

5. What is described by something whose existence is not dependent upon anything else?
(a) Substance.
(b) World.
(c) Properties.
(d) Self.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" published?

2. Who did Kant believe was right about objective knowledge?

3. What type of truth is "a square has four sides"?

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

5. What type of perception does 'apperception' refer to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Kant's categories of thought?

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

4. Describe phenomena and noumena.

5. Describe Kant's categories of metaphysics.

6. Describe Kant's career as a professor.

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

8. What is objective knowledge?

9. Why was Kant considered to be eccentric?

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

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