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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. How does Hegel approach morality?
2. In Hegel's philosophy, which aspect of mind can operate in ways that do not touch daily life in a cause-effect manner?
3. What does Hegel say has to be his starting point for consciousness?
4. What kind of artwork does Hegel discuss as the foundation of revealed religion?
5. Who else reached similar conclusions to Hegel's, about the nature of Absolute self-consciousness?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Hegel mean by saying that every action is divisive?
2. According to Hegel, what effect does the awareness of death have on the self?
3. What is the contradiction that governs the self's relationship with morality, in Hegel's view?
4. How does Hegel define the artificer?
5. In what way does Hegel say that humans can continue to progress beyond Absolute Knowledge?
6. What does Hegel say about the distribution of wealth?
7. What is the difference between "property" and "no property" in Hegel's view?
8. According to Hegel, what does the law of heart do to an individual who follows it?
9. Define the German word Geist.
10. How does Hegel describe the Absolute Spirit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the role of conflict in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit? Is there an alternative by which the individual can develop without experiencing conflict? Hegel describes the experience of the world as a sad and unhappy experience for most people. Under what conditions and within what limitations is happiness possible? Is happiness reconcilable with conflict?
Essay Topic 2
Is Hegel writing for everyman or for specific types of people who are interested in a certain kind of self-discovery? Is he defining an archetypal experience of the soul's maturation, or is he talking about the experience divines and mystics undergo as they search for and find enlightenment?
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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