How Well Do You Know Alexander Baumgarten?

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Born in Europe, Alexander Baumgarten was an 18th-century philosopher related to a famous 18th-century Protestant theologian. He might not be widely known but his contributions are well respected.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alexander was a philosopher from which country?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Liechtenstein

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Austria

    Correct Answer
    A. Germany
    Explanation
    Alexander was a philosopher from Germany because Germany is the only country mentioned in the options that is known for its rich history of philosophers. Many renowned philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Martin Heidegger have hailed from Germany, making it a significant hub for philosophical thought.

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  • 2. 

    When was Alexander born?

    • A.

      1712

    • B.

      1714

    • C.

      1716

    • D.

      1718

    Correct Answer
    B. 1714
    Explanation
    Alexander was born in 1714.

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  • 3. 

    In which year did Alexander publish his “Aesthetica”?

    • A.

      1750

    • B.

      1751

    • C.

      1752

    • D.

      1753

    Correct Answer
    A. 1750
    Explanation
    Alexander published his "Aesthetica" in the year 1750.

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  • 4. 

    What did Alexander actually define the word ‘aesthetica’ to mean?

    • A.

      Value

    • B.

      Taste of beauty

    • C.

      Modernism

    • D.

      Sensation

    Correct Answer
    B. Taste of beauty
    Explanation
    Alexander defined the word 'aesthetica' to mean the taste of beauty.

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  • 5. 

    Alexander believed the judgement of taste is based on something; what is that thing?

    • A.

      Feelings

    • B.

      Guess

    • C.

      Fact

    • D.

      Intellect

    Correct Answer
    A. Feelings
    Explanation
    Alexander believed that the judgement of taste is based on feelings. This means that when making a judgement about something, such as whether it is beautiful or not, Alexander believed that it is our subjective feelings and emotions that play a crucial role. He believed that it is not based on facts or intellect, but rather on our personal emotional response to the object or experience.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of Alexander's father? 

    • A.

      Jose Baumgarten

    • B.

      James Baumgarten

    • C.

      Joseph Baumgarten

    • D.

      Jakob Baumgarten

    Correct Answer
    D. Jakob Baumgarten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jakob Baumgarten.

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  • 7. 

    What was the meaning of the word ‘aesthetica’ before Alexander improved it? 

    • A.

      Sensibility

    • B.

      Pleasure

    • C.

      Feelings

    • D.

      Beauty

    Correct Answer
    A. Sensibility
    Explanation
    Before Alexander improved the word "aesthetica," it meant sensibility. This suggests that the word was originally used to describe the ability to perceive and appreciate beauty or art in a deep and emotional way. Alexander's improvement may have involved refining or expanding the concept of aesthetic sensibility, but the exact nature of the improvement is not provided in the question.

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  • 8. 

    When did Alexander publish his “Metaphysical”? 

    • A.

      1739

    • B.

      1740

    • C.

      1741

    • D.

      1742

    Correct Answer
    A. 1739
    Explanation
    Alexander published his "Metaphysical" in 1739.

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  • 9. 

    Alexander left the which institution without a degree?

    • A.

      University of Jena

    • B.

      Humboldt University of Berlin

    • C.

      University of Hagen Hagen

    • D.

      Free University of Berlin

    Correct Answer
    A. University of Jena
    Explanation
    Alexander left the University of Jena without a degree.

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  • 10. 

    In which year did Alexander die?

    • A.

      1762

    • B.

      1763

    • C.

      1764

    • D.

      17625

    Correct Answer
    A. 1762
    Explanation
    Alexander died in the year 1762.

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