Which philosopher are you?

Great minds think differently. The history of western philosophy alone can prove this. I hope this quiz will interest you in philosophy, possibly provoking you to read some of the philosophers in this quiz. If not, just have fun.

Which great mind do you agree with the most? This quiz compares your views with those of seven different western philosophers and philosophical groups.

Created by: S. A-Lerer
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there, does it make a sound?
This is not a fair question.
4. What does science do for us? (in terms of truth)
It gives us truths about the world.
It changes truths in the world.
It guarantees nothing.
It shows us the world, the way we MUST perceive it.
5. Is truth relative?
No, truth is absolute.
You can't prove either one.
6. Is truth transcendent.
Yes, truth exists in a higher realm seperate from the emperical realm.
No, truth exists in the emperical world. (And outside of my mind)
No, truth exists in my mind. ("My mind" can also be the emperical world)
7. Art...
satisfies the human impulse for immitation and harmony.
unless it depicts Truth, is harmful and delusive.
stands on it's own as immortal and trancendent.
is the most noble goal of man.
is the idealized representation of fact.
8. Life is...
art, when lived well.
what you make of it.
a distraction from truth.
algid, life is fulgid. Life is what the least of us make most of us feel the least of us make the most of. Life is a burgeoning, a quickening of the dim primordial urge in the murky wastes of time.
a compilation of facts.
9. God...
is dead.
is an immutable category through which we must see the world.
is truth and justice.
is more than one.
is an attempt at avoiding life's absurdity.
10. We should live to be...
the person who understands and accepts life's absurdity.
the person who reaches Truth.
beyond good and evil.
the perfect median, the virtous individual.
an ethical person, who acts only out of good will.
11. Mathematics...
we can be sure of (unlike science).
gives us meaningless truths.
is part of our web of belief.
is part of our Appolinian dream.
is purley analytical. (this answer presumes an alalytic-synthetic distinction)
12. Language..
is not tied to perception
is tied to perception.
is the limits of my world.
can be better or worse.

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