Kierkegaardian And Hegelian Philosophy Quiz

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Through the study of the Kierkegaardian and Hegelian philosophies, we understand their point of view and argument being that, human beings are alienated from God as they live in the world. Find out more in the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kierkegaard invites his readers to compare all of the follow but which one?
    • A. 

      The aesthete

    • B. 

      The ethicist

    • C. 

      The Christian

    • D. 

      The agnostic

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about the relationship of Kierkegaardian and Hegelian philosophy is false?
    • A. 

      Kierkegaard fundamentally disagrees with Hegel’s philosophy of “thesis, antithesis, and synthesis”

    • B. 

      Kierkegaard states that there is no such thing as “absolute knowledge,” as Hegel had postulated.

    • C. 

      Kierkegaard states, as Hegel did, that the process of living well can be organized in an objective and rational way.

    • D. 

      Kierkegaard argues against the Hegelian tradition that it is possible to “understand” faith.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that Kierkegaard had his works written pseudonymously?
    • A. 

      To express certain possibilities for managing the problem of having to exist as a human being

    • B. 

      So that his pseudonymous authors can present themselves to the reader as selves in the process of self-creation

    • C. 

      He hoped to represent different views through various authors

    • D. 

      He felt that by representing different viewpoints through his writings he would avoid the problem of being too abstract

  • 4. 
    Kierkegaard describes despair as all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Not being willing to be oneself

    • B. 

      Trying to make yourself be something specific

    • C. 

      Doing what is expected of you by others

    • D. 

      Transparently grounding yourself in the power that established it

  • 5. 
    In becoming a "Knight of Faith" according to Kierkegaard, one:
    • A. 

      Is satisfied only by the infinite.

    • B. 

      Finds themselves poor in all aspects of life.

    • C. 

      Accepts all and is equally satisfied with the finite and the infinite.

    • D. 

      Puts on the whole armor of God.

  • 6. 
    Which of these statements best summarizes the ideas of Kierkegaard versus other philosophers before him?
    • A. 

      Truth is to be found in subjectivity rather than objectivity

    • B. 

      From nothing comes nothing

    • C. 

      Freedom is one’s ability to act according to his own will

    • D. 

      Knowledge is limited to the realm of possible experience

  • 7. 
    Why did Kierkegaard develop the technique of “indirect communication,” in which he wrote differing points of view under various pseudonyms?
    • A. 

      To hide his identity as an author (author’s in those days were often executed for their revolutionary ideas).

    • B. 

      To vary the audiences that he appealed to (if someone didn’t like a certain work of his, perhaps they would like a different one and not be biased because it was under a different name).

    • C. 

      Kierkegaard believed that most of us live in varying forms and degrees of self-deception.

    • D. 

      His motives and viewpoints changed throughout his life (every time there was a significant change, he would use a different name).

  • 8. 
    What does Kierkegaard describe as the essence of despair?
    • A. 

      Other people or circumstances acting upon you, making you unable to act for yourself.

    • B. 

      Self loathing to the point of wanting to be anyone else

    • C. 

      Society viewing you badly.

    • D. 

      Introspective pensiveness that causes you to change the way you act.

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