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Chuz-Life
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12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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InquireTruth
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12/16/2012 6:54:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?

You could do something like this: http://quizfarm.com...

to find out what moral philosophy you must align with and look up the philosophers most notable for espousing those views.

You could do something like this: http://selectsmart.com...

to see which famous philosopher they have you pinned as. In reality, it actually takes reading these philosophers to ultimately know whether or not you agree with them... because if you don't now, you may when you're finished.
Chuz-Life
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12/16/2012 7:03:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/16/2012 6:54:49 PM, InquireTruth wrote:
At 12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?

You could do something like this: http://quizfarm.com...

to find out what moral philosophy you must align with and look up the philosophers most notable for espousing those views.

You could do something like this: http://selectsmart.com...

to see which famous philosopher they have you pinned as. In reality, it actually takes reading these philosophers to ultimately know whether or not you agree with them... because if you don't now, you may when you're finished.

Thanks. I'll check it out.
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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Sidewalker
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12/16/2012 7:15:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?

I don't think it would be very productive to try to line your ideas up with a particular philosopher, I'd advise you read a good overview instead. Will Durant's History of Philosophy is a classic, it will give you a great review of the main philosophical trends and great philosophers.

http://www.amazon.com...
"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive." " C. W. Leadbeater
Chuz-Life
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12/16/2012 7:16:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
First Quiz Results:

You Scored as Justice (Fairness)
Your life is guided by the concept of Fair Justice: Everyone, yourself included, should be rewarded and punished according to the help or harm they cause. "He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." ~Leonardo da Vinci . "Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace." --Dwight D. Eisenhower

Justice (Fairness) 80%
Existentialism 70%
Hedonism 60%
Utilitarianism 45%
Divine Command 25%
Apathy 20%
Strong Egoism 20%
Kantianism 15%
Nihilism 10%

I've always liked Da vinci but never considered him a Philosopher. Awesome!
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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Chuz-Life
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12/16/2012 7:16:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/16/2012 7:15:04 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?

I don't think it would be very productive to try to line your ideas up with a particular philosopher, I'd advise you read a good overview instead. Will Durant's History of Philosophy is a classic, it will give you a great review of the main philosophical trends and great philosophers.

http://www.amazon.com...

Thank you.
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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socialpinko
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12/16/2012 9:16:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 12/16/2012 7:15:04 PM, Sidewalker wrote:
At 12/16/2012 6:44:54 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
I had some philosophy classes in school. Not many and as I had little interest in the subject (then) I am not well read on the writings of any noteworthy philosophers at all. Indeed, there are not many that I can even mention by name.

I'm curious. Is there an online test or some other way to identify which Philosopher I can best associate my views with and maybe identify the one I am most UNLIKE as well?

I don't think it would be very productive to try to line your ideas up with a particular philosopher, I'd advise you read a good overview instead. Will Durant's History of Philosophy is a classic, it will give you a great review of the main philosophical trends and great philosophers.

http://www.amazon.com...

This. It's legit an awesome book. Though he gets a little too personal in his expositions of the philosophers at times and I def take issue with his selection. Henri Bergon and Herbert Spencer over Bertrand Russell or David Hume? Give me a break. Oh and the entire "Contemporary" section is devoted to the pragmatists. Lame. Overall though it's worth it. The chapter on Kant and Idealism is da best.
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