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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 true about subjectivity?
(a) Subjectivity is only applied to properties.
(b) Subjectivity is not total when it comes to beauty.
(c) Beauty can never be subjective.
(d) Something that is subjective can never be objective.

2. What did Kant believe the fundamental political right is?
(a) Logic.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Emotion.
(d) Morals.

3. What best describes the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment"?
(a) Impressive.
(b) Weak.
(c) Subjective.
(d) Illogical.

4. What did Schopenhauer take for granted from Kant's philosophy?
(a) Unreality of perception.
(b) Lack of proof of existence of noumena.
(c) Proof of the soul's existence.
(d) Argument from design.

5. In an aesthetic situation that is not ideal, how does one judge?
(a) Deliberately.
(b) Through a process of thought.
(c) Logically.
(d) Immediately.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. From which critique did Kant's fundamental political right come from?

3. What is the insatiable goal of almost all philosophers?

4. What does the paradox freedom highlight a contradiction between?

5. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is beauty objective?

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

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

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

5. Describe the quality of the arguments in Kant's "Critique of Judgment."

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

7. What is noticeable about Fichte's idealism?

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

9. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

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

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