Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Immanuel Kant Philosophy?

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Immanuel Kant was a popular philosopher who lived in the Age of Enlightenment. He is known for his belief that space, time, and causation exists but unknowable. This forms the basis of his theory. Immanuel Kant's work is influential in the development of other philosophical findings made after him. How well do you understand Immanuel Kant's philosophy?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How long did Immanuel Kant live? 

    • A.

      89 years 

    • B.

      78 years 

    • C.

      81 years 

    • D.

      79 years 

    Correct Answer
    D. 79 years 
    Explanation
    Immanuel Kant lived for 79 years. This can be determined by selecting the option that matches his lifespan.

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  • 2. 

    What is the source of morality according to Immanuel Kant? 

    • A.

      Action 

    • B.

      Culture 

    • C.

      Power 

    • D.

      Reason 

    Correct Answer
    D. Reason 
    Explanation
    According to Immanuel Kant, the source of morality is reason. Kant believed that moral principles are derived from rationality and the ability to make autonomous decisions. He argued that individuals have a moral duty to act in accordance with reason and universal moral laws, rather than being influenced by personal desires or external factors such as culture or power. By using reason, individuals can determine what actions are morally right or wrong, and make ethical choices based on rationality and universal principles.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is irrelevant in Kant's philosophy? 

    • A.

      Epistemology 

    • B.

      Political theory 

    • C.

      Cosmology 

    • D.

      Ethics 

    Correct Answer
    C. Cosmology 
    Explanation
    Kant's philosophy is primarily concerned with the nature of knowledge (epistemology), moral principles (ethics), and the organization of society (political theory). Cosmology, on the other hand, deals with the study of the universe and its origins, which is not directly relevant to Kant's philosophical inquiries. Therefore, cosmology is irrelevant in Kant's philosophy.

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  • 4. 

    What was Immanuel Kant's nationality? 

    • A.

      Russian 

    • B.

      Singaporean 

    • C.

      Siberian 

    • D.

      Prussian 

    Correct Answer
    D. Prussian 
    Explanation
    Immanuel Kant's nationality was Prussian. Prussia was a historical state that existed from the 16th to the 20th century, located in what is now Germany, Poland, Russia, and Lithuania. Kant was born and spent his entire life in the city of Königsberg, which was part of Prussia at that time. He is considered one of the most influential philosophers in Western history, known for his works on ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology.

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  • 5. 

    When did he graduate from the university? 

    • A.

      1755

    • B.

      1789

    • C.

      1778

    • D.

      1739

    Correct Answer
    A. 1755
  • 6. 

    When did he finish his Ph. D studies? 

    • A.

      1771

    • B.

      1773 

    • C.

      1770

    • D.

      1779

    Correct Answer
    C. 1770
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1770.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these is alien to his philosophical findings? 

    • A.

      Kantianism 

    • B.

      Enlightenment philosophy 

    • C.

      Transcendental idealism 

    • D.

      Metaphysical idealism 

    Correct Answer
    A. Kantianism 
    Explanation
    Kantianism is the correct answer because it refers to the philosophical system developed by Immanuel Kant, which is not alien to his own philosophical findings. Kantianism is based on the idea of transcendental idealism and the importance of reason and rationality in understanding the world. Therefore, it is not contradictory or alien to Kant's own philosophical beliefs.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these universities did he attend? 

    • A.

      Harvard University 

    • B.

      University of Konigsberg

    • C.

      University of Wales 

    • D.

      University of Bangkol 

    Correct Answer
    B. University of Konigsberg
  • 9. 

    Which of these was not one of his interests? 

    • A.

      Ethics 

    • B.

      Cosmogony 

    • C.

      Cosmology 

    • D.

      Metaphysics 

    Correct Answer
    C. Cosmology 
    Explanation
    The question asks which of the options was not one of his interests. The options include ethics, cosmogony, cosmology, and metaphysics. The correct answer is cosmology because it was not one of his interests.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these persons was not his advisor? 

    • A.

      Tomlin Rawlings

    • B.

      Martin Knutzen 

    • C.

      Kinrad Gottlieb 

    • D.

      Johann Gottfried 

    Correct Answer
    A. Tomlin Rawlings
    Explanation
    The question is asking which person was not his advisor. The names listed are Tomlin Rawlings, Martin Knutzen, Kinrad Gottlieb, and Johann Gottfried. The correct answer is Tomlin Rawlings, as he was not his advisor.

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