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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 describe the divine in its initial stage?
2. Which culture does Hegel credit with inspiring his insights?
3. What does the belief in the Underworld transform into according to Hegel?
4. In Hegel's philosophy, which aspect of mind can operate in ways that do not touch daily life in a cause-effect manner?
5. What is it that makes philosophy necessary and valuable according to Hegel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Hegel define duty?
2. What is God's relationship with the work of art, in Hegel's view?
3. In what way or under what conditions can self-consciousness itself be moral in Hegel's view?
4. How does Hegel define moments?
5. According to Hegel, how does the individual experience Absolute Knowledge?
6. According to Hegel, what does the law of heart do to an individual who follows it?
7. How is the Divine Being revealed, in Hegel's philosophy?
8. How does Hegel define the artificer?
9. How does Hegel define Absolute Freedom?
10. In Hegel's philosophy, what is the difference between conscience and the moral self-consciousness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit" describes the process by which an individual progresses from raw nature to manifested spirit. How is "Phenomenology of Spirit" also an allegory of the rite of passage into adulthood?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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