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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 distinguishes a person from the rest of existence?
(a) Self-consciousness.
(b) Rational will.
(c) Contradictions.
(d) Psychology.

2. Which critique does the reading mention that Hegel read?
(a) Politics.
(b) Pure reason.
(c) Practical reason.
(d) Judgment.

3. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?
(a) Aesthetics are objective and subjective.
(b) Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.
(c) Politics and aesthetics are heavily related.
(d) Aesthetics are only objective when the judged item is a piece of art.

4. Which philosophers, besides Kant, studied aesthetics?
(a) Hume and Aristotle.
(b) Aristotle and Plato.
(c) Hume.
(d) Plato.

5. What does Kant's ethical system sometimes defy?
(a) His own sensibilities.
(b) The Ten Commandments.
(c) Common sense.
(d) The law.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hegel, how did his subject of study build?

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

3. What did Kant want to require of each law?

4. Why did Kant say that empirically, humans are not free?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is noticeable about Fichte's idealism?

2. Which philosopher took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant's views, and why?

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

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

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

6. How is beauty subjective?

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

8. How is beauty objective?

9. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

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

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