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Which philosopher do your beliefs most resemble?

Kephalos

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Lady Windermere: Don't spoil it by saying extravagant silly things to me. You think I am a Puritan, I suppose? Well, I have something of the Puritan in me. I was brought up like that. I am glad of it. My mother died when I was a mere child. I lived always with Lady Julia, my father's elder sister, you know. She was stern to me, but she taught me what the world is forgetting, the difference between what is right and what is wrong. SHE allowed for no compromise, _I_ allow for none...[Leaning back on the sofa] You look on me as being behind the age. -- Well, I am! I should be sorry to be on the same level as an age like this.

Lady Windermere's Fan, A Play About a Good Woman. (1892) -- Oscar Wilde.

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1. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), 100%.
  • We can make a priori judgments; the negation of such judgments would a logical absurdity because a priori knowledge is known without sensory data.
  • We combine a priori and a posteriori knowledge.
  • We have freedom.
  • God is not essential for his moral argumentation.
  • The objective facts about human knowledge leads to morality.
  • We must act out of a sense of duty in order to be moral.
    [*]Moral action does not come out of following inclinations.
    [*]Moral standards must be followed without qualification.
    [*]We must always act so that the means of our actions could be a universal law.
    [*]We must always treat people as ends not means.

3. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), 96%.
  • 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.

3. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), 82%.
  • The utilitarian principle is correct when the quality of pleasures is accounted for
  • Liberty is the most important pleasure

4. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), 77%
  • Nature has placed humans under two states: pain and pleasure.
  • The words right and wrong are significant only when related to the utilitarian principle.
  • Pleasures are not distinguished by quality; pleasure has quantifiable value.

5. Platōn (427 B.C.E.-347 B.C.E.), 74%.
  • There is reason to act justly even if one can get away with acting unjustly.
  • There is a single, general, pure idea of goodness that all good things possess.
  • There is only one model of the just person.
  • Justice is a harmony of the soul: intellect, emotion, and desire.
  • The best activity is intellectual stimulation and the most important quality is a strong intellect.
  • The just person is pleased, not in a state of discord.
  • The conflict between one's own good and the good of the community is NOT irresolvable.

Here are my answers to the questions. Judge for yourself if they seem consistent with the results:

 

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1. Benedictus Spinoza (100%)

2. Thomas Aquinas (96%)

3. Stoics (82%)

4. Aristotle (76%)

5. Plato (65%)

6. Epicureans (65%)

7. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (56%)

8. St. Augustine (55%)

9. Jeremy Bentham (54%)

10. Jean-Paul Sartre (52%)

11. Immanuel Kant (49%)

12. Nel Noddings (47%)

13. John Stuart Mill (40%)

14. Prescriptivism (37%)

15. David Hume (37%)

16. Ayn Rand (35%)

17. Thomas Hobbes (34%)

18. Cynics (31%)

19. William of Ockham (20%)

20. William James (20%)

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%)

Four years later:

1. Thomas Aquinas (100%)

2. John Stuart Mill (84%)

3. Jeremy Bentham (73%)

4. Epicureans (71%)

5. Aristotle (65%)

6. St. Augustine (58%)

7. Plato (50%)

8. Nel Noddings (48%)

9. Cynics (48%)

10. David Hume (45%)

11. Benedictus Spinoza (42%)

12. Immanuel Kant (41%)

13. Jean-Paul Sartre (37%)

14. Thomas Hobbes (33%)

15. Stoics (32%)

16. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (28%)

17. Prescriptivism (19%)

18. William James (19%)

19. Ayn Rand (19%)

20. William of Ockham (11%)

21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)


I wonder why Aristotle fell so far down on my list.
 

ceecee

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1. Immanuel Kant (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Sartre (91%)
3. Stoics (81%)

4. Epicureans (80%)
5. Thomas Aquinas (77%)
6. Benedictus Spinoza(76%)

7. Jeremy Bentham (71%)
8. John Stuart Mill (70%)

9. Aristotle (68%)

10. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (56%)

11. St. Augustine (50%)

12. David Hume (46%)

13. Nel Noddings (45%)

14. Ayn Rand (43%)
15. William of Ockham (40%)
16. Prescriptivism (40%)
17. Plato (31%)

18. Cynics (26%)
19. Thomas Hobbes (24%)

20. William James (17%)

21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau(0%)

I would have placed Rousseau much higher than dead last but this appears to be a test issue.
 

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1. Immanuel Kant (100%) Views & ratings

2. Jeremy Bentham (86%) Views & ratings

3. Stoics (82%) Views & ratings

4. John Stuart Mill (81%) Views & ratings

5. Prescriptivism (74%) Views & ratings

6. Epicureans (70%) Views & ratings

7. Thomas Aquinas (70%) Views & ratings

8. Ayn Rand (69%) Views & ratings

9. Aristotle (69%) Views & ratings

10. Benedictus Spinoza (60%) Views & ratings

11. Jean-Paul Sartre (58%) Views & ratings

12. St. Augustine (58%) Views & ratings

13. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (56%) Views & ratings

14. Cynics (56%) Views & ratings

15. Plato (45%) Views & ratings

16. David Hume (45%) Views & ratings

17. William of Ockham (42%) Views & ratings

18. Thomas Hobbes (29%) Views & ratings

19. William James (12%) Views & ratings

20. Nel Noddings (12%) Views & ratings

21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1%)
 

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1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%) Views & ratings
2. Immanuel Kant (95%) Views & ratings
3. St. Augustine (82%) Views & ratings
4. John Stuart Mill (75%) Views & ratings
5. Jeremy Bentham (75%) Views & ratings
6. Prescriptivism (73%) Views & ratings
7. Thomas Aquinas (70%) Views & ratings
8. Benedictus Spinoza (68%) Views & ratings
9. Ayn Rand (68%) Views & ratings
10. David Hume (68%) Views & ratings
11. Aristotle (68%) Views & ratings
12. William of Ockham (64%) Views & ratings
13. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (62%) Views & ratings
14. Nel Noddings (60%) Views & ratings
15. Stoics (45%) Views & ratings
16. Plato (43%) Views & ratings
17. Thomas Hobbes (42%) Views & ratings
18. Epicureans (42%) Views & ratings
19. Cynics (42%) Views & ratings
20. William James (14%) Views & ratings
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)
2. Immanuel Kant (93%)
3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (89%)
4. Benedictus Spinoza (82%)
5. John Stuart Mill (79%)
6. Epicureans (77%)
7. Prescriptivism (76%)
8. Stoics (71%)
9. Aristotle (69%)
10. David Hume (67%)
11. Jeremy Bentham (62%)
12. Thomas Aquinas (62%)
13. Ayn Rand (56%)
14. Thomas Hobbes (55%)
15. William of Ockham (47%)
16. Plato (41%)
17. Nel Noddings (38%)
18. St. Augustine (33%)
19. Cynics (20%)
20. William James (9%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1%)
 

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1. Jeremy Bentham (100%)
2. Thomas Aquinas (99%)
3. Aristotle (91%)
4. John Stuart Mill (90%)
5. Jean-Paul Sartre (79%)
6. Epicureans (76%)
7. Immanuel Kant (73%)
8. Benedictus Spinoza (67%)
9. Stoics (67%)
10. Plato (65%)
11. Thomas Hobbes (65%)
12. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (54%)
13. David Hume (52%)
14. Ayn Rand (49%)
15. William James (39%)
16. Nel Noddings (38%)
17. St. Augustine (38%)
18. Cynics (32%)
19. Prescriptivism (31%)
20. William of Ockham (19%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

Spinoza went down from the last time I took this test (on another site). I think him, Thomas Aquinas, and Aristotle were at the top before.

I would have placed Rousseau much higher than dead last but this appears to be a test issue.

How did you answer the question about liberty? (Would it be ideal to maximize pleasure for all people even at the cost of liberty for some? )
 

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1. Jeremy Bentham (100%)
2. Thomas Aquinas (99%)
3. Aristotle (91%)
4. John Stuart Mill (90%)
5. Jean-Paul Sartre (79%)
6. Epicureans (76%)
7. Immanuel Kant (73%)
8. Benedictus Spinoza (67%)
9. Stoics (67%)
10. Plato (65%)
11. Thomas Hobbes (65%)
12. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (54%)
13. David Hume (52%)
14. Ayn Rand (49%)
15. William James (39%)
16. Nel Noddings (38%)
17. St. Augustine (38%)
18. Cynics (32%)
19. Prescriptivism (31%)
20. William of Ockham (19%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

Spinoza went down from the last time I took this test (on another site). I think him, Thomas Aquinas, and Aristotle were at the top before.



How did you answer the question about liberty? (Would it be ideal to maximize pleasure for all people even at the cost of liberty for some? )

I said - No, we all need liberty. But I don't remember if I increased the priority or not.
 

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I said - No, we all need liberty. But I don't remember if I increased the priority or not.

Yeah, then I have no idea. I answered Yes to that question, because of things like campaign finance, public health, and environmental regulations, and how often people invoke liberty to explain why those things are bad.

I put the virtuous person as someone who is concerned with others, but rational. I think before, I selected humble, restrained, and rational. That seems to have been one reason why Spinoza took such a nosedive.
 

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Camus, because that's just absurd.
 

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1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (100%)
2. David Hume (98%)
3. Immanuel Kant (78%)
4. Thomas Hobbes (77%)
5. Jean-Paul Sartre (75%)
6. Benedictus Spinoza (74%)
7. Stoics (68%)
8. Nel Noddings (68%)
9. Epicureans (53%)
10. Prescriptivism (50%)
11. Aristotle (48%)
12. Cynics (46%)
13. William of Ockham (43%)
14. St. Augustine (42%)
15. Ayn Rand (39%)
16. John Stuart Mill (37%)
17. Thomas Aquinas (34%)
18. Plato (33%)
19. Jeremy Bentham (24%)
20. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
21. William James (0%)

Not surprised. I've always agreed with Nietzsche's philosophy under different points of view
 

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Thought I'd take it again, since I was pretty tired last time I took it.
1. Thomas Aquinas (100%)
2. Benedictus Spinoza (92%)
3. St. Augustine (77%)
4. Jean-Paul Sartre (75%)
5. Aristotle (72%)
6. John Stuart Mill (70%)
7. Epicureans (69%)
8. Plato (68%)
9. Jeremy Bentham (63%)
10. Stoics (53%)
11. Thomas Hobbes (53%)
12. William James (48%)
13. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (44%)
14. Cynics (43%)
15. Ayn Rand (43%)
16. David Hume (39%)
17. Nel Noddings (36%)
18. Immanuel Kant (28%)
19. William of Ockham (28%)
20. Prescriptivism (18%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)

2. Immanuel Kant (98%)

3. Stoics (82%)

4. Jeremy Bentham (82%)

5. Epicureans (80%)

6. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (79%)

7. Cynics (79%)

8. David Hume (78%)

9. Benedictus Spinoza (75%)

10. St. Augustine (72%)

11. Aristotle (71%)

12. Thomas Hobbes (70%)

13. John Stuart Mill (69%)

14. Thomas Aquinas (67%)

15. Plato (61%)

16. Prescriptivism (51%)

17. Ayn Rand (46%)

18. William of Ockham (44%)

19. William James (35%)

20. Nel Noddings (24%)

21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1%)
 

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1. Immanuel Kant (100%)
2. Stoics (85%)
3. Thomas Aquinas (80%)
4. Benedictus Spinoza (75%)
5. Jean-Paul Sartre (62%)
6. St. Augustine (58%)
7. Ayn Rand (53%)
8. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (50%)
9. Aristotle (50%)
10. John Stuart Mill (49%)
11. Cynics (48%)
12. Nel Noddings (46%)
13. Prescriptivism (45%)
14. David Hume (37%)
15. Jeremy Bentham (37%)
16. William of Ockham (35%)
17. Plato (33%)
18. Epicureans (32%)
19. Thomas Hobbes (22%)
20. William James (12%)
21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 

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Your top result is:
Jean-Paul Sartre

  1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)
  2. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (79%)
  3. Epicureans (75%)
  4. Stoics (72%)
  5. Hume (72%)
  6. Thomas Aquinas (72%)
  7. Benedictus Spinoza (71%)
  8. Thomas Hobbes (70%)
  9. Immanuel Kant (64%)
  10. John Stuart Mill (58%)
  11. Cynics (51%)
  12. Prescriptivism (50%)
  13. Jeremy Bentham (50%)
  14. Plato (49%)
  15. Aristotle (46%)
  16. William of Ockham (42%)
  17. St. Augustine (39%)
  18. Nel Noddings (35%)
  19. Ayn Rand (29%)
  20. William James (13%)
  21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)
 
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