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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 is the concept of humanity superimposed upon?
(a) One's motives.
(b) One's intelligence.
(c) One's perceptions.
(d) One's ethics.

2. Which argument did Kant refuse to take as solid philosophical demonstration?
(a) Hypothetical imperatives.
(b) The argument for design.
(c) Descartes' argument that God exists.
(d) Aristotle's ethical philosophies.

3. What was Kant's basic political belief?
(a) One can do anything they would like as long as they are faithful to the church's orders.
(b) One can be creatively free but otherwise conservative.
(c) One can never do anything to harm the government or country's image.
(d) One can do anything they would like as long as they do not interfere with another's freedom.

4. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?
(a) Categorical imperatives.
(b) Paradox freedom.
(c) Neutrality.
(d) Hypothetical imperatives.

5. What type of sense did Kant have when contemplating natural objects?
(a) Aesthetic in absence.
(b) Faithless.
(c) Failing.
(d) Transcendent.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant call it when one beholds an aesthetic object?

2. How do Schopenhauer and Fichte compare?

3. When judging beauty, what does the mind apply?

4. According to Kant, how many people perceive the same aesthetic object the same way?

5. How did Kant believe that humans see the world?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Fichte use Kant's philosophies?

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

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

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

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

8. Describe the term 'aesthetics'.

9. Describe the fundamental political right, according to Kant.

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

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