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Which philosopher do your beliefs most resemble?

lightsun

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1.Thomas Aquinas (100%)

2.Aristotle (93%)

3. Jeremy Bentham (93%)

4. Jean-Paul Sartre (91%)



5. John Stuart Mill (82%)

6. Immanuel Kant (76%)

7. Epicureans (74%)



8. Plato (59%)

9. Stoics (57%)

10. St. Augustine (51%)

11. William of Ockham (45%)

12. Thomas Hobbes (44%)

13. David Hume (42%)

14. Ayn Rand (41%)

15. Benedictus Spinoza (41%)

16. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (37%)

17.Nel Noddings (37%)

18. William James (32%)

19. Cynics (28%)

20. Prescriptivism (22%)

21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (100%)
2. David Hume (91%)
3. Jean-Paul Sartre (88%)
4. Jeremy Bentham (83%)
5. Thomas Hobbes (76%)
6. Aristotle (73%)
7. Benedictus Spinoza (72%)
8. Thomas Aquinas (72%)
9. Nel Noddings (72%)
10. Epicureans (63%)
11. Stoics (58%)
12. St. Augustine (57%)
13. John Stuart Mill (54%)
14. Plato (50%)
15. William of Ockham (42%)
16. Ayn Rand (40%)
17. Immanuel Kant (39%)
18. William James (31%)
19. Prescriptivism (29%)
20. Cynics (18%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Stoics (100%)
2. John Stuart Mill (95%)
3. Aristotle (88%)
4. Immanuel Kant (83%)
5. Thomas Aquinas (82%)
6. Ayn Rand (75%)
7. Plato (74%)
8. William of Ockham (70%)
9. Benedictus Spinoza (64%)
10. Thomas Hobbes (61%)
11. St. Augustine (58%)
12. Epicureans (54%)
13. David Hume (54%)
14. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (53%)
15. Jean-Paul Sartre (53%)
16. Cynics (48%)
17. Nel Noddings (45%)
18. Prescriptivism (41%)
19. Jeremy Bentham (40%)
20. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (16%)
21. William James (9%)
 

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As a young man I would take The History of Western Philosophy to work with me, and I would read it at lunch time with two meat pies, a coke, and a neenish tart. I loved the language and I loved the ideas, although I was criticised socially for using big words.

And having marinated in Western philosophy I stepped outside with Marshall McLuhan, Dennis Wier, and Julian Jaynes. So today I riff on Western Philosophy from an eccentric position, slightly out of tune, slightly out of step, as I slip sideways, walking beside Western Philosophy in the Elysian Fields, click on Elysian Fields - Wikipedia.
 

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Your Complete Results:
1. John Stuart Mill (100%) More Info
2. Jeremy Bentham (96%) More Info
3. Thomas Aquinas (84%) More Info
4. Epicureans (83%) More Info
5. Aristotle (72%) More Info
6. William of Ockham (69%) More Info
7. St. Augustine (68%) More Info
8. Immanuel Kant (67%) More Info
9. Benedictus Spinoza (47%) More Info
10. Stoics (47%) More Info
11. Nel Noddings (46%) More Info
12. Ayn Rand (43%) More Info
13. Plato (41%) More Info
14. Cynics (38%) More Info
15. Jean-Paul Sartre (31%) More Info
16. Prescriptivism (30%) More Info
17. Thomas Hobbes (30%) More Info
18. David Hume (29%) More Info
19. William James (18%) More Info
20. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (17%) More Info
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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Retook, reread one question and realized I missed an option, and actually used the priority scale. This is what I got, and from my basic knowledge of philosophy, this seems more accurate.

Your Complete Results:
1. Aristotle (100%) More Info
2. Jeremy Bentham (95%) More Info
3. Thomas Aquinas (91%) More Info
4. John Stuart Mill (79%) More Info
5. Epicureans (72%) More Info
6. William of Ockham (71%) More Info
7. St. Augustine (65%) More Info
8. Stoics (55%) More Info
9. Plato (50%) More Info
10. David Hume (48%) More Info
11. Immanuel Kant (47%) More Info
12. Benedictus Spinoza (46%) More Info
13. Nel Noddings (46%) More Info
14. Ayn Rand (44%) More Info
15. Cynics (41%) More Info
16. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (34%) More Info
17. Prescriptivism (33%) More Info
18. Thomas Hobbes (32%) More Info
19. Jean-Paul Sartre (29%) More Info
20. William James (28%) More Info
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Epicureans (100%)
2. John Stuart Mill (76%)
3. Thomas Aquinas (75%)
4. Benedictus Spinoza (74%)
5. Jeremy Bentham (73%)
6. Aristotle (72%)
7. St. Augustine (63%)
8. Thomas Hobbes (53%)
9. Stoics (52%)
10. Immanuel Kant (46%)
11. Nel Noddings (45%)
12. William of Ockham (43%)
13. Plato (38%)
14. Jean-Paul Sartre (37%)
15. Cynics (37%)
16. David Hume (33%)
17. William James (31%)
18. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (30%)
19. Ayn Rand (23%)
20. Prescriptivism (14%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)
2. Benedictus Spinoza (87%)
3. Nel Noddings (85%)
4. Stoics (84%)
5. Thomas Aquinas (80%)
6. William of Ockham (74%)
7. David Hume (73%)
8. Jeremy Bentham (71%)
9. Epicureans (69%)
10. Thomas Hobbes (69%)
11. St. Augustine (68%)
12. John Stuart Mill (68%)
13. Aristotle (65%)
14. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (65%)
15. Cynics (63%)
16. Immanuel Kant (50%)
17. Plato (50%)
18. Ayn Rand (49%)
19. Prescriptivism (26%)
20. William James (26%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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I'm not sure why I scored higher for Sartre than Spinoza. Spinoza's views more or less jibe with my idea on God. I've declared myself an atheist in the past but that's not entirely accurate. There very well might be a God but I think it would be an impersonal, abstract God that is almost indefinable, so there's little point in my considering morality through a theistic perspective.
 

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1. Jeremy Bentham (100%)
2. Nel Noddings (96%)
3. Thomas Hobbes (85%)
4. Jean-Paul Sartre (78%)
5. David Hume (72%)
6. John Stuart Mill (67%)
7. Stoics (64%)
8. Immanuel Kant (59%)
9. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (58%)
10. Benedictus Spinoza (56%)
11. Epicureans (54%)
12. Thomas Aquinas (51%)
13. Aristotle (43%)
14. St. Augustine (42%)
15. Plato (40%)
16. Ayn Rand (38%)
17. Cynics (35%)
18. William of Ockham (34%)
19. Prescriptivism (33%)
20. William James (5%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

I've always gotten Bentham on these types of tests pretty much... read up on him and decided that he sounds like a very sensible man who I agree on, so I suppose there's that!

and despite the fact that Rousseau is on the bottom of my list, I still think he's adorable :heart:
 

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)
2. Immanuel Kant (95%)
3. John Stuart Mill (78%)
4. Stoics (72%)
5. Jeremy Bentham (64%)
6. Thomas Hobbes (64%)
7. Cynics (63%)
8. Jean-Paul Sartre (62%)
9. Aristotle (60%)
10. David Hume (60%)
11. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (60%)
12. Epicureans (54%)
13. Prescriptivism (51%)
14. Benedictus Spinoza (51%)
15. Thomas Aquinas (47%)
16. Plato (33%)
17. William of Ockham (31%)
18. St. Augustine (29%)
19. Nel Noddings (22%)
20. William James (9%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)
2. Immanuel Kant (95%)
3. John Stuart Mill (78%)
4. Stoics (72%)
5. Jeremy Bentham (64%)
6. Thomas Hobbes (64%)
7. Cynics (63%)
8. Jean-Paul Sartre (62%)
9. Aristotle (60%)
10. David Hume (60%)
11. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (60%)
12. Epicureans (54%)
13. Prescriptivism (51%)
14. Benedictus Spinoza (51%)
15. Thomas Aquinas (47%)
16. Plato (33%)
17. William of Ockham (31%)
18. St. Augustine (29%)
19. Nel Noddings (22%)
20. William James (9%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

:whistling: I take it you've gotten around to reading Atlas Shrugged?
 

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1. Nel Noddings (100%)
2. Jeremy Bentham (96%)
3. John Stuart Mill (86%)
4. Thomas Aquinas (86%)
5. Epicureans (78%)
6. William of Ockham (70%)
7. Immanuel Kant (67%)
8. Jean-Paul Sartre (62%)
9. St. Augustine (59%)
10. Benedictus Spinoza (59%)
11. Aristotle (49%)
12. Prescriptivism (45%)
13. Ayn Rand (35%)
14. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (32%)
15. Thomas Hobbes (29%)
16. Stoics (27%)
17. Plato (27%)
18. Cynics (23%)
19. William James (21%)
20. David Hume (20%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

I'd never heard of Nel Noddings before, but after doing a quick search on her views they do seem to align with mine.
“Any mode of thought that lays out complete and final answers to great existential questions is liable to dogmatism. A great attraction of care ethics, I think, is its refusal to encode or construct a catalog of principles and rules. One who cares must meet the cared-for just as he or she is, as a whole human being with individual needs and interests. [...] At most, it directs us to attend, to listen, and to respond as positively as possible. [...] it recognizes that virtually all human beings desire not to be hurt, and this gives us something close to an absolute: We should not inflict deliberate hurt or pain. Even when we must fight to save our children, we must not inflict unnecessary or deliberate pain.”
 

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Epicureans (100%) More Info
2. Thomas Hobbes (99%) More Info
3. David Hume (85%) More Info
4. John Stuart Mill (84%) More Info
5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (82%) More Info
6. Jean-Paul Sartre (78%) More Info
7. Cynics (74%) More Info
8. Jeremy Bentham (67%) More Info
9. Stoics (60%) More Info
10. Benedictus Spinoza (58%) More Info
11. Thomas Aquinas (57%) More Info
12. Aristotle (56%) More Info
13. Immanuel Kant (49%) More Info
14. William of Ockham (45%) More Info
15. Plato (44%) More Info
16. St. Augustine (43%) More Info
17. Nel Noddings (42%) More Info
18. Prescriptivism (40%) More Info
19. Ayn Rand (36%) More Info
20. William James (27%) More Info
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%

I'll maybe take this a year later to see if it changes.


:whistling: I take it you've gotten around to reading Atlas Shrugged?

My mom always told me to read that book.
 

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Karl Marx wrote it would be necessary to liquidate whole peoples, and that is just what Marxists did over 70 years: they liquidated 100 million of their own people across the world over 70 years. This is documented in the book The Black Book of Communism by a group of Left wing French historians, click on http://www.conflicts.rem33.com/images/books/THE BLACK BOOK OF COMMUNISM.pdf

Did Mole get banned?

That's a shame, I know he was just about to cite chapter and verse as to where exactly Marx had wrote "it would be necessary to liquidate whole peoples" because in all my years of reading EVERYTHING Marx wrote I never read any such thing and was prepared to call him out once again for posting some unbelievable shite he'd read in a tabloid somewhere.
 

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Epicureans (100%) More Info
2. Thomas Hobbes (99%) More Info
3. David Hume (85%) More Info
4. John Stuart Mill (84%) More Info
5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (82%) More Info
6. Jean-Paul Sartre (78%) More Info
7. Cynics (74%) More Info
8. Jeremy Bentham (67%) More Info
9. Stoics (60%) More Info
10. Benedictus Spinoza (58%) More Info
11. Thomas Aquinas (57%) More Info
12. Aristotle (56%) More Info
13. Immanuel Kant (49%) More Info
14. William of Ockham (45%) More Info
15. Plato (44%) More Info
16. St. Augustine (43%) More Info
17. Nel Noddings (42%) More Info
18. Prescriptivism (40%) More Info
19. Ayn Rand (36%) More Info
20. William James (27%) More Info
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%

I'll maybe take this a year later to see if it changes.




My mom always told me to read that book.

Ayn Rand's ideas have merit, but it's probably best not to read Atlas shrugged until you have been "immunized" by reading a few other philosophers. After all, it is 1200 pages of what Ayn Rand herself described as "Anti-communist propaganda."

Also, Epicureanism and especially Hobbes suit ISTJ very well haha.
 

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I agree about Nietzsche, Aristotle, and Sartre.

1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (100%)
2. David Hume (92%)
3. Thomas Hobbes (92%)
4. Aristotle (89%)
5. Jean-Paul Sartre (83%)
6. Ayn Rand (80%)
7. Stoics (73%)
8. Plato (70%)
9. Cynics (68%)
10. Thomas Aquinas (67%)
11. Benedictus Spinoza (60%)
12. John Stuart Mill (57%)
13. Epicureans (50%)
14. Immanuel Kant (50%)
15. Nel Noddings (48%)
16. Jeremy Bentham (39%)
17. William of Ockham (37%)
18. St. Augustine (26%)
19. William James (21%)
20. Prescriptivism (16%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (12%)
 
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