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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

According to Hegel, what is the difference between duty, morality, law and art? These things all help the self mediate between subjective self-awareness and existence as an objective thing in the world. How are duty, morality, law, and art different in how they mediate the different stages of the opposition the self encounters?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze Hegel's ideas concerning the characteristic tensions and conflicts as the individual is transformed from organic nature to Absolute Knowledge, and discuss the process by which the Spirit develops.

Essay Topic 3

Hegel invokes the pre-Christian Greek cults as examples of the religious life he imagines. Is his religion pagan or "civilized"? Natural or urban? What values is he returning to by invoking the Greeks? What Christian practices is he discarding?

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