Monday, March 28, 2005

Philosophy Quiz

What philosophy do you follow? (via The Hanged Man)
My results:
Existentialism
95%
Utilitarianism
70%
Hedonism
50%
Justice (Fairness)
40%
Kantianism
40%
Strong Egoism
35%
Apathy
10%
Nihilism
5%
Divine Command
0%

I wouldn't have thought I'm that much of an existentialist. I fully agreed that we have to find our own purpose in life rather than just follow that provided by received tradition and whatnot. But surely existentialism involves other substantive claims besides that?

4 comments:

  1. Utilitarianism 85%
    Hedonism 80%
    Existentialism 80%
    Kantianism 70%
    Justice (Fairness) 55%
    Strong Egoism 45%
    Divine Command 25%
    Nihilism 5%
    Apathy 0%

    I realised I could have rated the questions a little differently depending on what I tok to mean the "middle point" for example if they ask me

    "I always work to benefit myself above others."

    it depends on if "others" is including or excluding me and how many of them there are.

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  2. "But surely existentialism involves other substantive claims besides that?" - I think you are reading a little bit too far into an online quiz. It does seem to be only talking about ethics (maybe it is just poorly named).

    My results:
    Existentialism 100%
    Nihilism 75%
    Justice (Fairness) 65%
    Utilitarianism 45%
    Kantianism 25%
    Strong Egoism 15%
    Hedonism 5%
    Divine Command 0%
    Apathy 0%

    75 for nihilism is high, even for me, especially since it is above justice. Maybe it would have been better if there was a "this question is stupid" option.

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  3. I think all those meaning questions are the existentialism. i.e. if you think you can give meaning to life or that meaning has life. As always, I'm not at all convinced these measure much. I got put at divine command at 85% and existentialism next at 65% with justice at 60%.

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  4. I got -

    Nihilism 85%
    Strong Egoism 70%
    Justice (Fairness)65%
    Kantianism 65%
    Divine Command 55%
    Existentialism 55%
    Apathy 40%
    Hedonism 35%
    Utilitarianism 30%

    It was a pretty accurate quiz. Although, it does seem that most people got existentialism.

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