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. In Hegel's philosophy, which aspect of mind can operate in ways that do not touch daily life in a cause-effect manner?

2. What does Hegel equate with Spirit?

3. What does Spirit represent for the Mind according to Hegel?

4. What does Hegel prepare for his readers in the last chapter?

5. What happens when Spirit turns back on itself according to Hegel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What, in Hegel's view, is the purpose of life?

2. How is the Divine Being revealed, in Hegel's philosophy?

3. Define the German word Geist.

4. What is the effect of Insight on self-consciousness, in Hegel's philosophy?

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

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

7. What is enlightenment and what are its consequences according to Hegel?

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

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

10. How does Hegel describe the Absolute Spirit?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the purpose of life in Hegel's philosophy? How does that term apply differently to different entities? What are the different stages of purpose?

Essay Topic 2

Write an evaluative review of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Where is the book most itself? Where is it unresolved, or riven with internal tensions? How are those tensions contained? What are the forces that are trying to pull Phenomenology of Spirit apart?

Essay Topic 3

What is the difference between concrete individuality and Absolute Spirit in Hegel's philosophy? They both strike a balance between internal and external reality and experience, but how are they separate terms?

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