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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Observation as a Process of Reason: Observation of Nature.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Hegel, why is even a killer dissatisfied with the self-certainty that comes from killing another person?
(a) Because even the final act of murder does not put one in touch with unconscious feelings.
(b) Because some acts cannot be brought into the light.
(c) Because the dead are never removed from the consciousness of the killer.
(d) Because the act of murder is only a beginning and has to be repeated ritually.

2. What does Hegel say we have to see in order to understand the truth about a thing?
(a) The reality that perception is subjective and relative.
(b) The possibility that there can be more than one thing at a time.
(c) The notion that things continue to exist regardless of our presence or absence.
(d) The possibility of there being something more than the thing itself.

3. How do objects achieve identity according to Hegel?
(a) Through determinateness.
(b) Through self awareness.
(c) Through reflection.
(d) Through assertion.

4. How does Hegel describe the self?
(a) As bounded but sublime.
(b) As the sum of material sensations.
(c) As both free and abstract.
(d) As physical and divine.

5. How does Hegel describe force?
(a) Force is a human power to be used against nature.
(b) Force is impersonal, natural, and divine.
(c) Force is an attempt to transfer understanding.
(d) Force is an eternal power in the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. Observation functions with regard to what in Hegel's philosophy?

2. Why does Hegel say that the relationship with the bondsman is not fulfilling for the lord?

3. What else does Reason require in Hegel's philosophy?

4. What is the purpose of Hegel's treatise?

5. How does Hegel classify desires?

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