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

2. What does aesthetics relate to?
(a) Beauty and image.
(b) The process of using reason.
(c) Logic and rationality.
(d) Prose and the written word.

3. Which of the following did Kant approach in a curious way?
(a) Emotions.
(b) Logic.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Laws.

4. According to Kant, what does it mean to act in accordance with one's desires?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Surrender of sovereignty.
(c) Neutrality.
(d) Freedom paradox.

5. What did Kant believe must be true for an action to be good?
(a) It must be consistent with one's inclinations.
(b) It must not contradict one's own values.
(c) It must be contrary to one's inclinations.
(d) It must be helpful to somebody else.

Short Answer Questions

1. What describes the first formulation that Kant derived?

2. What are imperative statements?

3. How does "Critique of Judgment" differ from "Critique of Pure Reason"?

4. Why didn't Kant advocate democracy?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe Kant's categorical imperative.

4. According to Kant, how is beauty judged?

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

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

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

8. How is beauty objective?

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

10. What is paradox freedom?

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