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

  • 2. 
    When was Alexander born?
    • A. 

      1712

    • B. 

      1714

    • C. 

      1716

    • D. 

      1718

  • 3. 
    In which year did Alexander publish his “Aesthetica”?
    • A. 

      1750

    • B. 

      1751

    • C. 

      1752

    • D. 

      1753

  • 4. 
    What did Alexander actually define the word ‘aesthetica’ to mean?
    • A. 

      Value

    • B. 

      Taste of beauty

    • C. 

      Modernism

    • D. 

      Sensation

  • 5. 
    Alexander believed the judgement of taste is based on something; what is that thing?
    • A. 

      Feelings

    • B. 

      Guess

    • C. 

      Fact

    • D. 

      Intellect

  • 6. 
    What is the name of Alexander's father? 
    • A. 

      Jose Baumgarten

    • B. 

      James Baumgarten

    • C. 

      Joseph Baumgarten

    • D. 

      Jakob Baumgarten

  • 7. 
    What was the meaning of the word ‘aesthetica’ before Alexander improved it? 
    • A. 

      Sensibility

    • B. 

      Pleasure

    • C. 

      Feelings

    • D. 

      Beauty

  • 8. 
    When did Alexander publish his “Metaphysical”? 
    • A. 

      1739

    • B. 

      1740

    • C. 

      1741

    • D. 

      1742

  • 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

  • 10. 
    In which year did Alexander die?
    • A. 

      1762

    • B. 

      1763

    • C. 

      1764

    • D. 

      17625

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