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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. What else must an individual conquer in order to manifest individuality according to Hegel?

2. What does a man gain by doing good work in Hegel's view?

3. According to Hegel, how does the animal fulfill its purpose?

4. What does Hegel recommend for people who conflict with their times and culture?

5. According to Hegel, what is it that prevents the development of consciousness from producing societal problems?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Hegel, what effect does the awareness of death have on the self?

2. According to Hegel, how does the individual experience Absolute Knowledge?

3. How does Hegel describe the Absolute Spirit?

4. How does Hegel define determinateness?

5. What is the "conceit of individuality" and what force counters it according to Hegel's philosophy?

6. What, in Hegel's view, is the purpose of life?

7. In what way does Hegel say that humans can continue to progress beyond Absolute Knowledge?

8. How does Hegel define force?

9. Why does Hegel describe consciousness as unhappy?

10. What is God's relationship with the work of art, in Hegel's view?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the laws that govern the self in its relation with itself and in its relation with external reality? Discuss the laws that apply to the self in its development. Is development itself one of the world's laws according to Hegel's philosophy?

Essay Topic 2

How did Hegel revise the philosophies of the philosophers who influenced him? How did his philosophy turn the developing Romantic movement? What effect did Hegel's philosophy have on the philosophy that came before it? Was it an evolution, a repudiation, an organic growth?

Essay Topic 3

According to Hegel, in what ways are internal reality and external reality correlated? Analyze the distinction between internal and external reality and describe the correlations that unify them at each stage of Spirit's development? Are they ever completely unified? Are they ever completely separate?

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