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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 describes the second formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?
(a) One cannot treat others disrespectfully.
(b) One cannot use others to fulfill goals with no respect for the fact that they have their own goals.
(c) One must love one's neighbors.
(d) One must have faith to be moral.

2. According to Kant, how many people perceive the same aesthetic object the same way?
(a) One person and God.
(b) Nobody.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) One pair.

3. How did Kant believe that humans see the world?
(a) As a spectrum of experiences.
(b) As an imperative statement.
(c) As a series of insignificant actions.
(d) As a field of action.

4. Whose philosophies presaged existentialism in many ways?
(a) Descartes.
(b) Schopenhauer.
(c) Fichte.
(d) Hegel.

5. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?
(a) Hypothetical imperative.
(b) Universal law of causality.
(c) Transcendental philosophy.
(d) Categorical imperative.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Kant, what does it mean to act in accordance with one's desires?

2. What best describes the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment"?

3. Which of the following is true about subjectivity?

4. Who took the most extravagant interpretation of Kant?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Schopenhauer's interpretation of Kant's philosophies.

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

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

4. Describe Kant's third formulation of the categorical imperative at the root of morality.

5. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

6. Describe Kant's basic political belief.

7. How is beauty objective?

8. How is beauty subjective?

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

10. What did Kant believe about monarchy, democracy, and republicanism?

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