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 Spirit represent for the Mind according to Hegel?

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

3. What is the stage after the "beautiful soul" in Hegel's view?

4. How does Hegel describe the fulfillment of duty?

5. According to Hegel, what is the relationship between spiritual life and the day-to-day world?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the two-fold function of Spirit, in Hegel's philosophy?

3. What does Hegel mean by saying that every action is divisive?

4. Define the German word Geist.

5. How does Hegel define Absolute Freedom?

6. According to Hegel, what does the law of heart do to an individual who follows it?

7. In what way or under what conditions can self-consciousness itself be moral in Hegel's view?

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

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

10. What is the contradiction that governs the self's relationship with morality, in Hegel's view?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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