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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Hegel, what is science's relationship with philosophy?
2. What does Spirit represent for the Mind according to Hegel?
3. What does Hegel say is the Divine?
4. How does Hegel describe the divine in its initial stage?
5. According to Hegel, what does each action lead to?
Essay Topic 1
In the midst of his discussion of spirit and individuality, Hegel detours into a chapter on property and no property, and even describes communism as an ideal social system for distributing goods. What is the role of this social planning impulse throughout the rest of Phenomenology of Spirit? Is Hegel urging socio-political changes, or is he talking abstractly, or metaphorically, of the soul? How political is Hegel?
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
Analyze the things the self loses along the path of its development toward Absolute Spirit according to Hegel's philosophy. How are the individual's losses compensated with new gains, powers, abilities? Is the self conserved throughout the process, or does it end with more or less than it started with? Is it even still the same thing?
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