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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 does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives and categorical imperatives.
(b) Transcendental philosophy and universal philosophy.
(c) Sense of freedom and universal law of causality.
(d) Universal law of causality and categorical imperatives.

2. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?
(a) "Pure Reason" was more widely acclaimed.
(b) "Judgment" had stronger arguments.
(c) "Pure Reason" was more difficult to read.
(d) "Judgement" was written well, but "Pure Reason" was not.

3. How did Kant view acting in accordance with one's actions?
(a) It was neutral.
(b) It was bad.
(c) It was good.
(d) It was unethical.

4. What did Kant consider to be the basis for moral dignity?
(a) Unreasonable autonomy.
(b) Rational autonomy.
(c) Logical autonomy.
(d) Synthetic autonomy.

5. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?
(a) Humans must breathe and eat.
(b) Humans are part of the natural world.
(c) Humans have moral laws to abide by.
(d) Humans are controlled by God.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kant, what should the government seek to do?

2. The example in the reading pertaining to perception is that one sees a person, not just their ____.

3. Which of the following describes why Kant saw beauty as objective?

4. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?

5. What is the statement "If you want to make a lot of money, you should go to college"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do perceptions occur in an ideal aesthetic case?

2. Describe Kant's basic political belief.

3. How did Kant describe the concept of humanity as superimposed on one's perception?

4. According to Kant, what is at the root of morality?

5. What is noticeable about Fichte's idealism?

6. Was Kant's "Critique of Judgment" a failure or success?

7. How is beauty objective?

8. Describe the term 'aesthetics'.

9. Describe Kant's second formulation of the categorical imperative at the root of morality.

10. What is paradox freedom?

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