Kant: A Very Short Introduction Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hume, what can reason tell us about?

2. How many times did Kant come close to marriage?

3. According to Kant's reply to religious arguments, what is not a predicate?

4. What did Descartes argue was the first and most certain piece of knowledge?

5. What is the category for something considered to be trivially true?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kant's view of religious arguments.

2. Describe the ontological religious argument.

3. How did Kant react to the arguments from Hume and Leibniz?

4. What are antinomies?

5. Describe mistakes as they are described in the reading.

6. What is objective knowledge?

7. What was Leibniz's argument about reason?

8. Why is Descartes' "certain knowledge" a problem?

9. Describe phenomena and noumena.

10. What did Hume argue about reason?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What type of political structure did Kant trust most? Why didn't he like the other types of political structures? Consider monarchy, republicanism, and democracy.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Kant's opinions about religion. Which theory did he find most attractive, and why? Why did Kant want to prove that the soul existed? How did he show flaws in religious arguments?

Essay Topic 3

Why was Kant considered to be so eccentric? What were his thoughts and reasons on the subject?

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