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Which philosopher do your beliefs most resemble?

Smilephantomhive

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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.

1200 pages??? no thanks. Wasn't planning on reading it anyway, I just recognized the title.

Oh those philosophers do? lol I've heard of Hobbes, but not the other guy. The bullet points seem right, though I don't understand the pleasure being morall good. I do think that most people do things because of pleasure/ self interest.
 

thepink-cloakedninja

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Thomas Aquinas (100%)
2. Ayn Rand (98%)
3. St. Augustine (91%)
4. Jeremy Bentham (87%)
5. William of Ockham (83%)
6. Benedictus Spinoza (80%)
7. Jean-Paul Sartre (78%)
8. Aristotle (72%)
9. Immanuel Kant (64%)
10. Cynics (62%)
11. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (62%)
12. John Stuart Mill (60%)
13. Nel Noddings (59%)
14. Stoics (54%)
15. Epicureans (53%)
16. Plato (51%)
17. David Hume (48%)
18. Prescriptivism (42%)
19. William James (39%)
20. Thomas Hobbes (24%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 
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1. Immanuel Kant (100%)
2. John Stuart Mill (97%)
3. Aristotle (91%)
4. Stoics (90%)
5. Thomas Aquinas (90%)
6. Jean-Paul Sartre (84%)
7. Jeremy Bentham (73%)
8. Benedictus Spinoza (68%)
9. Epicureans (66%)
10. David Hume (65%)
11. St. Augustine (63%)
12. Prescriptivism (62%)
13. Ayn Rand (60%)
14. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (55%)
15. Plato (55%)
16. William of Ockham (54%)
17. Nel Noddings (51%)
18. Cynics (42%)
19. Thomas Hobbes (38%)
20. William James (7%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

Abendrot

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1200 pages??? no thanks. Wasn't planning on reading it anyway, I just recognized the title.

Oh those philosophers do? lol I've heard of Hobbes, but not the other guy. The bullet points seem right, though I don't understand the pleasure being morall good. I do think that most people do things because of pleasure/ self interest.

Epicureanism is essentially hedonistic in that it defines pleasure as the essence of what is morally good. However, they seem to be the opposite of hedonists on the surface, because they seek restrained and moderate pleasures. They want what is pleasurable over the long term, and have disdain for instant gratification. Yeah, I agree that most people chiefly seek what is pleasurable.
 

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My attempt at typing some of these (and other) philosophers:

Aristotle: xNTJ
Ayn Rand: INTJ
Baruch Spinoza: INFJ
Friedrich Nietzsche: INTJ
Georg W F Hegel: INTJ
Henri Bergson: INFJ
Thomas Hobbes: ISTJ
Immanuel Kant: INTP
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: INFP
John Locke: ISTJ
Marcus Aurelius: IxFJ
Plato: INFJ
Rene Descartes: INTP
 

five sounds

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1. St. Augustine (100%)
2. Thomas Aquinas (87%)
3. John Stuart Mill (66%)
4. William of Ockham (64%)
5. Epicureans (61%)
6. Aristotle (59%)
7. Benedictus Spinoza (59%)
8. Plato (41%)
9. Cynics (35%)
10. Thomas Hobbes (34%)
11. Stoics (33%)
12. Jeremy Bentham (33%)
13. David Hume (32%)
14. William James (32%)
15. Jean-Paul Sartre (31%)
16. Immanuel Kant (30%)
17. Ayn Rand (22%)
18. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (20%)
19. Nel Noddings (18%)
20. Prescriptivism (18%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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There must be something to everyone getting 0% on Rousseau.
 
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I think Lloyd DeMause who wrote The History of Childhood reveals what we have repressed as individuals and what we have repressed as a society. And it speaks directly to the formation of personality - something we appear to be interested in, or are we?
 

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1. John Stuart Mill (100%)
2. Ayn Rand (92%)
3. Jean-Paul Sartre (92%)
4. Jeremy Bentham (85%)
5. Aristotle (78%)
6. Epicureans (76%)
7. Thomas Hobbes (75%)
8. Benedictus Spinoza (67%)
9. David Hume (65%)
10. Immanuel Kant (65%)
11. Thomas Aquinas (62%)
12. St. Augustine (60%)
13. Stoics (56%)
14. Nel Noddings (56%)
15. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (51%)
16. Cynics (45%)
17. Plato (43%)
18. William of Ockham (31%)
19. William James (26%)
20. Prescriptivism (23%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (13%)
 

Mole

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Marshall McLuhan, Optimism, and Originality

I like Marshall McLuhan because he is optimistic and original, and almost every paragraph contains a new idea.

Interestingly, he is a catholic utopian in a long line of learned and illustrious catholic utopians, such as my father, but what sets him apart is his fertile originality.

And interestingly, Marshall McLuhan has been named as the patron saint of the internet by Wired Magazine.

Let Marshall McLuhan blow your mind by clicking on http://robynbacken.com/text/nw_research.pdf
 

yeghor

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I like Marshall McLuhan because he is optimistic and original, and almost every paragraph contains a new idea.

Interestingly, he is a catholic utopian in a long line of learned and illustrious catholic utopians, such as my father, but what sets him apart is his fertile originality.

And interestingly, Marshall McLuhan has been named as the patron saint of the internet by Wired Magazine.

Let Marshall McLuhan blow your mind by clicking on http://robynbacken.com/text/nw_research.pdf

Although the test in the original post does not seem to work anymore, it is good to know that Mole at some point was communicating in a non-cryptic normal fashion.

What made him to go for a cryptic and walled-off style I wonder? Bitterness?
 

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Your top result is: Jeremy Bentham

Your Complete Results:
1. Jeremy Bentham (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Sartre (96%)
3. Benedictus Spinoza (82%)
4. Epicureans (82%)
5. Thomas Aquinas (77%)
6. Immanuel Kant (76%)
7. John Stuart Mill (73%)
8. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (66%)
9. Aristotle (63%)
10. Stoics (61%)
11. Nel Noddings (57%)
12. St. Augustine (57%)
13. Prescriptivism (55%)
14. Thomas Hobbes (49%)
15. David Hume (44%)
16. Plato (38%)
17. William of Ockham (36%)
18. Cynics (33%)
19. William James (9%)
20. Ayn Rand (9%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

yeghor

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Oh, sorry it seems I can access the test only thru VPN but the link in the original post still works:


1. Epicureans (100%)

2. John Stuart Mill (90%)

3. Jean-Paul Sartre (86%)

4. Thomas Aquinas (86%)

5. Immanuel Kant (84%)

6. Benedictus Spinoza (79%)

7. Jeremy Bentham (77%)

8. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (61%)

9. Aristotle (61%)

10. St. Augustine (51%)

11. Ayn Rand (49%)
 

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1. Epicureans (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Sartre (97%)
3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (94%)
4. Stoics (91%)
5. David Hume (84%)
6. Cynics (76%)
7. Thomas Hobbes (75%)
8. Immanuel Kant (74%)
9. Thomas Aquinas (74%)
10. John Stuart Mill (72%)
 

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Your Complete Results:
1. Thomas Aquinas (100%)
2. Cynics (73%)
3. Aristotle (72%)
4. Benedictus Spinoza (70%)
5. Stoics (68%)
6. Epicureans (67%)
7. Jeremy Bentham (60%)
8. Jean-Paul Sartre (56%)
9. St. Augustine (55%)
10. Thomas Hobbes (52%)
11. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (50%)
12. Nel Noddings (48%)
13. William of Ockham (47%)
14. John Stuart Mill (46%)
15. Immanuel Kant (41%)
16. Ayn Rand (39%)
17. William James (38%)
18. Plato (36%)
19. David Hume (29%)
20. Prescriptivism (9%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

Aquinas:

  • All life has a purpose
  • Meeting this purpose allows one to be happy.
  • Happiness is to be found in the love of God.
  • God's grace providing entrance into heaven creates the highest form of human happiness.
  • Short of heaven, a person can achieve a more limited form of happiness through a life of virtue and friendship.
  • Morality is not determined by the arbitrary will of God.
  • Morality is derived from human nature and the activities that are objectively suited to it.
  • The difference between right and wrong can be appreciated through the use of reason and reflection.
  • Religious reflection may supplement the use of reason and reflection to determine right from wrong.
  • Societies must enact laws to ensure the correct application of moral reasoning.
  • Human nature is good because God made it good.
 
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