The Phenomenology of Mind Test | Final 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. What does Hegel say has to be his starting point for consciousness?

2. According to Hegel, what do people ultimately find as a result of Insight?

3. What does Hegel relate conscious activity to?

4. What qualities exist in both "no property" and "property" according to Hegel?

5. Which culture does Hegel credit with inspiring his insights?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hegel describe the Absolute Spirit?

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

3. What does the statue represent in Hegel's view?

4. How does Hegel define moments?

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

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

7. What does Hegel say about the distribution of wealth?

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

9. How do light and dark function in natural religion, in Hegel's view?

10. How does Hegel account for self-conflict as an opportunity for the self?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What further development stages can the soul undertake to experience, after it becomes an Absolute Spirit, in Hegel's terms? Put another way, what kinds of experience does Hegel leave out of "Phenomenology of Spirit"? Are there mystical or otherwise devout experiences he does not include?

Essay Topic 2

What is Hegel's relationship with art? What is his ideal artistic form, or is life itself an artistic form for the Absolute Spirit?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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