Ethical Philosophy Selector

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    Ethical Philosophy Selector

    http://selectsmart.com/PRO/sel.html?id=8

    This will show you which philosophers you may (or may not) agree with. Very interesting, though short.

    I scored 100% with St. Augustine, 0% with the Stoics.
     
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    Always knew I was weird and HERE is the proof! (lol)

    I got 100% with Aristotle and 99% wiht Plato :banana:
     
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    Did you quite reading after the chapters on Ancient Greece? :D :cof:
     
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    read? wa's dat?
     
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    I guess I'm NOT surprised:

    Your Results:


    1. Plato (100%) Click here for info
    2. Ayn Rand (91%) Click here for info
    3. St. Augustine (88%) Click here for info
    4. Aristotle (76%) Click here for info
    5. Aquinas (76%) Click here for info
    6. Kant (75%) Click here for info
    7. John Stuart Mill (65%) Click here for info
    8. Spinoza (58%) Click here for info
    9. Jeremy Bentham (54%) Click here for info
    10. Prescriptivism (54%) Click here for info
    11. David Hume (54%) Click here for info
    12. Cynics (50%) Click here for info
    13. Nietzsche (43%) Click here for info
    14. Stoics (42%) Click here for info
    15. Nel Noddings (38%) Click here for info
    16. Jean-Paul Sartre (34%) Click here for info
    17. Ockham (33%) Click here for info
    18. Epicureans (29%) Click here for info
    19. Thomas Hobbes (29%) Click here for info
     
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    I was unable to figure out what the hell most of those questions were asking... :(
     
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    LOL - me too. The whole thing pissed me off. You can't comparmentalize your personal philosophies to fit within the framework of someone else's reference.

    I checked every damn one that I didn't like any of the answers. Got a zero match with every so-called philosopher (personally I think they're by and large just a pack of pompous asses).

    Come to think of it, coming up with no matches actually IS the most likely match for me.
     
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    I don't think I understood the questions very well either.

    1. Aquinas (100%)
    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.

    2. Aristotle (88%)
    The life of virtue is rewarding for the individual and the community.
    The essence of a thing does not exist independent of the thing.
    There is no completely universal idea of "the good."
    There is an individualized ideal form for all living things.
    In living in accordance with their true nature, humans will find the most enjoyment out of reasoning.

    3. Spinoza (78%)
    Determinist
    Something must have a desirable affect on man in order to be good
    Must understand determinism of the world
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!
    He admits that he doesnt understand something!
    (I think its the big one......)
     
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    It took me a few question before I realized the bold capitalized words were supposed to a heading, and not part of the question. :confused:



    1. Aquinas (100%) Click here for info
    2. Aristotle (67%) Click here for info
    3. Jeremy Bentham (64%) Click here for info
    4. Spinoza (63%) Click here for info
    5. Plato (60%) Click here for info
    6. John Stuart Mill (53%) Click here for info
    7. Ockham (44%) Click here for info
    8. Kant (41%) Click here for info
    9. St. Augustine (40%) Click here for info
    10. Stoics (38%) Click here for info
    11. Epicureans (37%) Click here for info
    12. Jean-Paul Sartre (36%) Click here for info
    13. Cynics (33%) Click here for info
    14. Ayn Rand (27%) Click here for info
    15. Nietzsche (20%) Click here for info
    16. Prescriptivism (20%) Click here for info
    17. Thomas Hobbes (16%) Click here for info
    18. David Hume (14%) Click here for info
    19. Nel Noddings (8%) Click here for inf
     

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