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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 identified the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?
(a) Hume.
(b) Kant.
(c) Fichte.
(d) Hegel.

2. What did Fichte distinguish between?
(a) Monarchy and anarchy.
(b) Phenomena and noumena.
(c) Synthetic and analytic.
(d) Substance and property.

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

4. Kant believed that what was at the root of all morality?
(a) A 'will' statement.
(b) A single hypothetical imperative.
(c) A single categorical imperative.
(d) A 'could' statement.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the judgment of beauty require?

2. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?

3. Why didn't Kant advocate democracy?

4. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?

5. What was the reason Kant's "Critique of Judgment" did not fail?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the modern connection to Kant's work?

2. Describe Kant's first formulation of the categorical imperative at the root of morality.

3. What is your personal observation of Kant's philosophy?

4. According to Kant, how is a person distinguished from the rest of existence?

5. Describe Kant's overall impact on philosophy.

6. How is beauty objective?

7. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

8. What is the relationship that Kant assigned between politics and transcendental philosophy?

9. How did Fichte use Kant's philosophies?

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

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