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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. Which of the following is an unfortunate reality that Kant took into account?
(a) Most people are poor.
(b) Most people are unintelligent.
(c) Most people are not rational.
(d) Most people do not want to vote.

3. Which of the following is true about aesthetic perception?
(a) Every beautiful object has inherent objects.
(b) Every beautiful object is a substance and not a property.
(c) Each individual perceives an aesthetic object differently.
(d) Each individual perceives beauty in the form of subjectivity.

4. Following from Kant's view, what measures whether or not an action is good?
(a) Religion.
(b) Passion behind the decision.
(c) Law-abiding.
(d) Difficulty.

5. Which of the following is true about the idealism Fichte wanted to justify?
(a) It was based on Plato's work.
(b) It was classical.
(c) It was radical.
(d) It was based on Descartes' work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "You should not steal" an example of?

2. Which of the following describes a categorical imperative?

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

4. What describes the third formulation of Kant's categorical imperative?

5. Which of the following is not considered anti-social behavior as a result of Kant's third formulation of the categorical imperative in modern society?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Kant's basic political belief.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the term 'aesthetics'.

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