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Ethical Philosophy Quiz

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by idav, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. idav

    idav Being
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    I took this ethical philosophy quiz and got 100% Spinoza.
    Ethical Philosophy Selector A Philosophy Selector

     
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  2. Kirran

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    Also 100% Spinoza! Followed by Thomas Aquinas and the Stoics.

    Shame there weren't no non-Western philosophers in there though.
     
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  3. bobhikes

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    100% Match and I can agree with these points.
    Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

    • When we choose something, we affirm the value of our choice because we have chosen it above other choices
    • When we choose something for ourselves, we should choose it for all people.
    • We must be consistent in our interpretations of moral situations regardless of whom the agent is.
    • Logic cannot help us in specific situations
    • Making conscious moral choices is more significant than consistently following moral guidelines
    • The conflict between the interests of two people is in the end, irresolvable
     
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  4. निताइ dasa

    निताइ dasa Nitai's servant's servant

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    I got Plato 100% and 92% Aquinas. Sad I'm not as close to dear Kant. I generally agree with most of St Aquinas's points though:

    • 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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  5. beenherebeforeagain

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    At best, I found the questions incomplete or irrelevant (even when I found I could select a choice, I found the choice was neither important nor unimportant enough to move the indicator).

    C'mon...either/or on the death penalty?

    Anyway, my results:

    1.Thomas Aquinas (0%
    [​IMG] 2. Aristotle (0%)
    [​IMG] 3. St. Augustine (0%)
    [​IMG] 4. Jeremy Bentham (0%)
    [​IMG] 5. Cynics (0%)
    [​IMG] 6. Epicureans (0%)
    [​IMG] 7. Thomas Hobbes (0%)
    [​IMG] 8. David Hume (0%)
    [​IMG] 9. Immanuel Kant (0%)
    [​IMG] 10. John Stuart Mill (0%)
    [​IMG] 11. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (0%)
    [​IMG] 12. Nel Noddings (0%)
    [​IMG] 13. William of Ockham (0%)
    [​IMG] 14. Plato (0%)
    [​IMG] 15. Prescriptivism (0%)
    [​IMG] 16. Ayn Rand (0%)
    [​IMG] 17. Jean-Paul Sartre (0%)
    [​IMG] 18. Benedictus Spinoza (0%)
    [​IMG] 19. Stoics (0%)
    [​IMG] 20. William James (0%)
    [​IMG] 21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%)

    As a pragmatist, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised I don't match up to any of these choices...but ZERO percent??
     
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    100% Hobbes?

    LOL as if. I call shenanigans on this quiz. I answered 'none of the above' for over half of the questions.
     
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  7. Willamena

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    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 100%
    Thomas Aquinas 94%
    David Hume 93%
    Stoics 93%

    Sadly:
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau 0%
     
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  8. A Vestigial Mote

    A Vestigial Mote Well-Known Member
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    I was also 100% Jean-Paul Sartre. Followed by John Stuart Mill (95%) and Thomas Aquinas (86%). The questions on this seem very well thought out. A few of them had fewer options than I would have thought were more necessary. Particularly the "MAN'S LAW" one. Only two options before having to throw your hands up and "dislike" all answer choices.
     
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  10. idav

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    Hobbes must hate all the questions too.
     
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    Hobbes is a big government guy, the guy that invented the concept of the 'social contract'

    Basically my exact opposite. Quiz fail.
     
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    Ah! That's more like it! Somehow, when I took this the first time, I was interrupted and left for a few minutes...and apparently something happened to wipe out my initial answers/results.

    I have retaken the quiz; here are the results:

    1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)
    2. John Stuart Mill (82%)
    3. Thomas Aquinas (72%)
    4. Jeremy Bentham (70%)
    5. Epicureans (61%)
    6. Immanuel Kant (60%)
    7. Aristotle (57%)
    8. Ayn Rand (50%)
    9. St. Augustine (47%)
    10. Nel Noddings (35%)
    11. Prescriptivism (35%)
    12. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (33%)
    13. William of Ockham (31%)
    14. Benedictus Spinoza (29%)
    15. Thomas Hobbes (24%)
    16. David Hume (24%)
    17. Plato (24%)
    18. Stoics (21%)
    19. William James (17%)
    20. Cynics (12%)
    [​IMG] 21. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (0%
     
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  13. YmirGF

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    I got to the third question and couldn't be bothered to go any further. :)
     
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  14. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that
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    I thought you were just being rascally.

    I guess we are not very big on turning our backs on society.
     
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    I'm suspect that the second guy down my list is Augustine at 84%. I might have got a couple questions wrong.
     
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    While I am sometimes the rascal, not this time...and while doing what one believes is right can be indeed very lonely sometimes, in order that we may have a society at all, we need to consider the needs and beliefs of others, individually and as a whole:cool:
     
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    What a rascally thing to say.
     
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    Aristotle, for me.

    Your Complete Results:
    1. Aristotle (100%)
    2. Cynics (99%)
    3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (98%)
    4. Jean-Paul Sartre (95%)
    5. David Hume (94%)

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      Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
    • 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.
    • An investigation of human nature can reveal how humans ought to act.
    • Humans have a pre-defined purpose.
    • People can have variations on the best way to exist in order to meet their purpose.
    • The mean between the extremes of any given characteristic is the ideal.
    • The rule of the "Golden Mean" is not to be applied mechanically
    • Aristotle discusses having practical knowledge as being able to have the right means to one's action and the right ends
     
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    I don't think this quiz knew what to do with me, because the top result I got doesn't fit me at all. Most of the questions I couldn't answer, because none of the responses reflected how I approach things.
     
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    ...Kant. Oh dear.
     
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