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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. How did Schopenhauer interpret Kant?
(a) Existential.
(b) Extravagant.
(c) Pessimist.
(d) Idealist.

3. What are imperative statements?
(a) "Should" statements.
(b) "Could" statements.
(c) "Will" statements.
(d) "Would" statements.

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

5. What is "You should not steal" an example of?
(a) A formulation.
(b) A moral imperative.
(c) A hypothetical imperative.
(d) A categorical imperative.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Kant refer to in order to solve the problem buried below ethical theory?

2. During what historical period was Kant considered well-known and influential?

3. What was Kant's key to law?

4. Before Kant could ground an ethical theory, what did he first have to resolve?

5. Which of the following would Kant most agree with?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Kant describe the concept of humanity as superimposed on one's perception?

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

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

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

5. Describe Kant's overall impact on philosophy.

6. What is noticeable about Fichte's idealism?

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

8. Describe the term 'aesthetics'.

9. Describe Kant's basic political belief.

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

(see the answer keys)

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