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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    and parodies go way, way back...way back. Parodies are Medieval, maybe even earlier?
    To the ancient world and Aristophanes, at least. I think there have been some rather selective cultural and philosophical assumptions at work in this test...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    Interesting result... Looks like I join the Medieval minority with Kdude and Peguy then! I think that test could stand for some improvement though...
    Medievals 'r' us.

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    The Modern
    19% Ancient, 0% Medieval, 50% Modern and 31% Post-Modern!
    “Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside
    them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.” -Neil Gaiman

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    The Modern

    31% Ancient, 13% Medieval, 38% Modern and 13% Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! You are: a Modern!

    (Keep in mind, by Modern, I mean the era which began around the 17th century and ended in the 20th century.)

    Throughout the Modern era, philosophers and scientists were forced constantly to do battle with the forces of censorship, philosophical conservatism, and pure inertia.This was the age in which “innovation” was a bad word, and the Moderns were all about innovation. Despite all the opposition they faced, Modern philosophy is the most optimistic of any era. The Moderns seem really to have believed that, for instance, giving men freedom from kings and priests and tyrants will make men happier and better. Their goal was a political community based on reason. But while some Moderns concentrated on becoming more and more scientific, rational and civilized, others, such as Wordsworth and Rousseau, reacted against this trend by turning back to what they saw as the pure, uncorrupted truths of nature. However, the Romantic and the Scientific trends in Modernism are two sides of the same coin. The two are united in their disdain for the status quo and for social norms, and their search for more real, trustworthy truths upon which to build the new society they all dreamed of.

    Some modern philosophers: Newton, Voltaire, Bacon, Hume, Rousseau, Hobbes, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Darwin, J.S. Mill

    Some modern artists: Da Vinci, Molière, Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Mozart, Cervantes, Swift

    Typical modern art forms: opera, comic plays, portraiture, the concerto, the confessional memoir, descriptions of nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    To the ancient world and Aristophanes, at least. I think there have been some rather selective cultural and philosophical assumptions at work in this test...
    I'm also pretty sure that Virginia Woolf and James Joyce wrote the Modern novel, not the post-Modern.

    I was going to specialize in Modern Fiction or the Inter-War era when I was thinking about going to grad school for literature.

    So I'm thinking...is the person who made this test even college educated?

    However, I'll give them credit for getting some of the *concepts* right, even if they weren't very accurate (by, oh, say 30-80 years) on what Post-Modernism is.

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    The Modern

    13% Ancient, 13% Medieval, 38% Modern and 38% Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! You are: a Modern!
    (Keep in mind, by Modern, I mean the era which began around the 17th century and ended in the 20th century.)
    Throughout the Modern era, philosophers and scientists were forced constantly to do battle with the forces of censorship, philosophical conservatism, and pure inertia.This was the age in which “innovation” was a bad word, and the Moderns were all about innovation. Despite all the opposition they faced, Modern philosophy is the most optimistic of any era. The Moderns seem really to have believed that, for instance, giving men freedom from kings and priests and tyrants will make men happier and better. Their goal was a political community based on reason. But while some Moderns concentrated on becoming more and more scientific, rational and civilized, others, such as Wordsworth and Rousseau, reacted against this trend by turning back to what they saw as the pure, uncorrupted truths of nature. However, the Romantic and the Scientific trends in Modernism are two sides of the same coin. The two are united in their disdain for the status quo and for social norms, and their search for more real, trustworthy truths upon which to build the new society they all dreamed of.
    Some modern philosophers: Newton, Voltaire, Bacon, Hume, Rousseau, Hobbes, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Darwin, J.S. Mill
    Some modern artists: Da Vinci, Molière, Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Mozart, Cervantes, Swift
    Typical modern art forms: opera, comic plays, portraiture, the concerto, the confessional memoir, descriptions of nature


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    • You scored 13% on Ancient, higher than 13% of your peers.

    • You scored 13% on Medieval, higher than 42% of your peers.

    • You scored 38% on Modern, higher than 64% of your peers.

    • You scored 38% on Post-Modern, higher than 79% of your peers.
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    Your result for The Find Your Philosophical Era! Test ...

    The Medieval
    19% Ancient, 50% Medieval, 31% Modern and 0% Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! You are: a Medieval!

    Medieval philosophy is probably more pessimistic than any other. One really gets the sense that medieval thinkers lived in a cold, dark, unreliable world, where pleasure was so hard to find that the desire for it became nearly uncontrollable. This is a world where the sinner is clearly divided from the saint

    I tried to write the test in such a way that you didn’t have to be a religious person to get this result. The medieval way of looking at the world is not simply religious. It’s a serious, hierarchial, compulsive worldview, with a moral seriousness missing from some other eras. Medieval philosophers include some brilliant incisive minds, like that of Thomas Aquinas. What makes medieval philosophers unusual is the direction of their inquiries--they turned their gazes inward, to examine themselves, or upward, towards God, but hardly ever outward, towards the world around them.

    Some medieval philosophers: Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Maimonides, Abelard, Erasmus

    Some medieval artists: Dante, Chrétien de Troyes, Christine de Pisan, Rabelais, Chaucer, Bach

    Typical medieval art forms: the morality play, war stories, contrapuntal music, the sermon, scatological humor, romantic poetry



    50% Medieval - I promise it wasn't for scatalogical humor.

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    The Post-Modern
    31% Ancient, 6% Medieval, 25% Modern and 38% Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! You are: a Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! Unlike everyone else, you Post-Moderns were born in the right era. You can even influence the further development of Post-Modernism! Post-Moderns like you are bowed down by the weight of all the writers and thinkers who have existed before them; but, rather than respecting the authority of the past, as a Medieval thinker might do, a Post-Modern thinker is more likely to reject or reinterpret everything which came before him. While the Moderns ridiculed religion, Post-Moderns ridicule religion and atheism alike. The parody is _the_ classic Post-Modern art form.

    Post-Modern thinkers tend to cast every commonly received notion into doubt. The naive, common-sense interpretation of things is shocked when Post-Modernism declares, for instance, that perfect translation is theoretically impossible, or that the connection between a word and its meaning is merely illusory. The distinction between meaning and meaninglessness is blurred--see the poetry of e.e. cummings or the works of Joyce for an example of the Post-Modern disregard for the orthodox English sentence.

    Moreover, Post-Moderns like Freud and Nietzsche, with their psychological insight, cast into doubt the freedom of the human will, and helped to blur the lines previous eras might have drawn between a good person and a bad one, between a madman and a sane one.

    Some post-modern philosophers: Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Derrida, Foucault, Freud, Benjamin, Hegel, Kierkegaard

    Some post-modern artists: Joyce, Henry James, Proust, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Faulkner, Woolf, Samuel Beckett

    Typical post-modern art forms: the non-traditional novel, black comedy, jazz, film, photography, the music video, the psychological case study, the parody

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyJaye View Post
    50% Medieval - I promise it wasn't for scatalogical humor.
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    The Post-Modern
    0% Ancient, 25% Medieval, 25% Modern and 50% Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! You are: a Post-Modern!

    Congratulations! Unlike everyone else, you Post-Moderns were born in the right era. You can even influence the further development of Post-Modernism! Post-Moderns like you are bowed down by the weight of all the writers and thinkers who have existed before them; but, rather than respecting the authority of the past, as a Medieval thinker might do, a Post-Modern thinker is more likely to reject or reinterpret everything which came before him. While the Moderns ridiculed religion, Post-Moderns ridicule religion and atheism alike. The parody is _the_ classic Post-Modern art form.

    Post-Modern thinkers tend to cast every commonly received notion into doubt. The naive, common-sense interpretation of things is shocked when Post-Modernism declares, for instance, that perfect translation is theoretically impossible, or that the connection between a word and its meaning is merely illusory. The distinction between meaning and meaninglessness is blurred--see the poetry of e.e. cummings or the works of Joyce for an example of the Post-Modern disregard for the orthodox English sentence.
    Moreover, Post-Moderns like Freud and Nietzsche, with their psychological insight, cast into doubt the freedom of the human will, and helped to blur the lines previous eras might have drawn between a good person and a bad one, between a madman and a sane one.

    Some post-modern philosophers: Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Derrida, Foucault, Freud, Benjamin, Hegel, Kierkegaard

    Some post-modern artists: Joyce, Henry James, Proust, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Faulkner, Woolf, Samuel Beckett

    Typical post-modern art forms: the non-traditional novel, black comedy, jazz, film, photography, the music video, the psychological case study, the parody
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
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