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jesusismywarrior
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8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.
Mark 10:44-45 "44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
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9/1/2016 9:36:05 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.

My top philosophers were Aquinas, Plato and Aristotle... Not really surprised.
I think it is well established that the only reason aliens come to earth is to slice up cows and examine inside peoples' bottoms. Unless you are a cow or suffer haemerrhoids I don't think there is anything to worry about from aliens. - keithprosser

Don't be a stat cynic:
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Response to conservative views on deforestation:
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9/1/2016 10:01:24 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
My top philosophers were Aquinas, Plato and Aristotle... Not really surprised.

The most recent of that trio died 800 years ago. Just sayin'.

I was 100% Jeremy Bentham. Read into that what you like!
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9/1/2016 10:57:55 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
Before taking the test: "Meh, I'm going to get Bentham anyway"

100% Bentham.
The problem with Capitalism is that people are not greedy enough.
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9/1/2016 12:02:01 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 9/1/2016 10:01:24 AM, keithprosser wrote:
My top philosophers were Aquinas, Plato and Aristotle... Not really surprised.

The most recent of that trio died 800 years ago. Just sayin'.

I was 100% Jeremy Bentham. Read into that what you like!

Lol, if you look in my profile, you'll find natural law and virtue ethics :P

Bentham was my 4th...
I think it is well established that the only reason aliens come to earth is to slice up cows and examine inside peoples' bottoms. Unless you are a cow or suffer haemerrhoids I don't think there is anything to worry about from aliens. - keithprosser

Don't be a stat cynic:
http://www.debate.org...

Response to conservative views on deforestation:
http://www.debate.org...

Topics I'd like to debate (not debating ATM): http://tinyurl.com...
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9/1/2016 4:05:27 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Didn't expect this at all.

1.St. Augustine (100%)
2.Benedictus Spinoza(99%)
3.Thomas Aquinas(97%)
4.Jean-Paul Sartre (95%)
5.Stoics (94%)
6.Plato (92%)
7. Aristotle (69%)
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9/1/2016 5:33:15 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...
Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.
Kant 100%
Nietzsche 93%
Noddings 91%
Hobbes 84%
Aquinas 69%
(Rousseau 0% -- that's right, I have an antipode; my philosophical position can effectively defined as anti-Rousseau)

1. Moral (i.e., virtuous) statements reflect desire, passion. Highest priority.
2. Purpose to life: "none of the above": maximization of will according to one's desires and passions.
3. Origin of morality "none of the above": social mores are derived from primordial nature, which is radically unknown; existing laws (nomoi) constitute a continuous misinterpretation.
4. Yes, people at large (those lacking in virtue) are only good when fearing the full force of the law.
5. Virtuous life: a life defined by the acting out, or suppression, of passions, desires, sentiment. Highest priority.
6. Happiness: No, morality and happiness are unrelated.
7. Universal law: Yes, my actions and the positions reflect my own highest interest and are simultaneously the gold standard by which I look to effect universal law.
8. Morally, neither intents nor ends but (the virtuous) means matter. Highest priority.
9. Acting in one's self-interest or for the sake of self-preservation is fine. Low priority.
10. On liberty: Yes, it is ideal to maximize pleasure for all even at the cost of liberty for some. High priority.
11. Ascetic life: Yes, it is an essential part of a virtuous lifestyle (points for Stoicism). High priority.
12. Capital punishment can be both supported and rejected using the same arguments, which makes it irrelevant as a foundation for ethical philosophy. Lowest priority.
13. A virtuous person is strong, powerful, and passionate. Highest priority.
14. Man's laws "none of the above": societal laws are determined through the struggle of the most powerful.
15. Free will may or may not be an illusion, but we should always act as if we are in control. High priority.
16. Moral dilemma: Don't pull the lever, it is a way of deluding oneself into thinking one is acting in defense of "the greater good," while in fact one is simply killing someone due to an idee fixe. Highest priority.
I am fascinated by the idea that our civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
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9/2/2016 6:29:43 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
100% with Jean-Paul Sartre. Don't know if I necessarily agree with that.
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9/3/2016 6:02:14 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.

100% Aristotle. Don't know what that means, but that was number 1.
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9/3/2016 6:25:05 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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Thomas Aquinus
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9/3/2016 7:05:36 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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Strange...
#1 - Nietzsche
#2 - Aquinas
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9/3/2016 9:12:10 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 9/1/2016 10:01:24 AM, keithprosser wrote:
I was 100% Jeremy Bentham. Read into that what you like!
Re: Karl Marx, Capital, vol. 1, ch. 6:

"This sphere that we are deserting, within whose boundaries the sale and purchase of labor-power goes on, is in fact a very Eden of the innate rights of man. There alone rule Freedom, Equality, Property and Bentham. [...] Bentham, because each looks only to himself. The only force that brings them together and puts them in relation with each other, is the selfishness, the gain and the private interests of each."
I am fascinated by the idea that our civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.
--Werner Herzog
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9/4/2016 12:24:26 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
1.Ayn Rand (100%)
2.Aristotle (94%)
3.Immanuel Kant (92%)
4.Jean-Paul Sartre (85%)
5.Thomas Aquinas (80%)
6.Jeremy Bentham (76%)
7.John Stuart Mill (76%)
8.Epicureans (60%)
9.Plato (60%)

.....

21.Jean-Jacques Rousseau (14%)

I know next to nothing about Ayn Rands philosophy, but I have heard dozens people on this site compare my ideas to hers so not overly suprised by that. I expected my Aristotle to be lower and my Plato to be a bit higher though.
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
Fkkize
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9/4/2016 2:00:29 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 9/3/2016 7:05:36 AM, imperialchimp wrote:
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.

Strange...
#1 - Nietzsche
#2 - Aquinas

Indeed.
The problem with Capitalism is that people are not greedy enough.
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9/5/2016 3:08:05 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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My top result: Ayn Rand (100%).

I can't say I'm surprised.

Rand identified that morality only makes sense when put into terms of what one ought to do and what one ought not to do in any situation, and that what one ought (/not) to do in a situation is determined by their end goals - their values (what one acts to gain and/or keep). By establishing this, it is clear that morality is totally silent when it comes to issues where man cannot choose (for what use is there for judging alternatives when there is only one possible path?)

Thus, moral values can only be volitionally chosen. This being the case, it makes no sense to say that one has a moral obligation to value things which contradict the very idea of value. The most basic anti-value: death.

It all follows quite logically.
I would prefer not to.
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9/11/2016 12:17:20 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 9/1/2016 9:36:05 AM, Diqiucun_Cunmin wrote:
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

Let me know your answers, and whether you were expecting that philosophy or not.

My top philosophers were Aquinas, Plato and Aristotle... Not really surprised.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
- Lord Dunsany -

"Over her head the stars, the thoughts of God in the heavens,
Shone on the eyes of man, who had ceased to marvel and worship"
- Henry Longfellow -

"We enjoy, we see nothing by direct vision; but only by reflection, and in anatomical dismemberment."
- Thomas Carlyle -
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9/11/2016 2:47:35 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 9/1/2016 10:57:55 AM, Fkkize wrote:
Before taking the test: "Meh, I'm going to get Bentham anyway"

100% Bentham.

Exactly this... lol.
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass

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9/11/2016 2:52:34 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
1. Bentham
2. Mill
3. Sartre
(etc.)
21. Rousseau
"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass

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9/11/2016 4:27:18 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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1. Bentham
2. Epicureans
3. John Stuart Mill
4. Nel Noddings
5. Benedictus Spinoza
[...]
21. Rousseau
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. - Salman Rushdie

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
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9/14/2016 1:25:25 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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Kant
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9/20/2016 11:11:31 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
1) St. Thomas Aquinas
2) Benedictus Spinoza
3) Immanuel Kant
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9/21/2016 2:02:43 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
Take this test: http://selectsmart.com...

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

We can make a prior 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 to
We have freedom
God is not essential for his moral argumentation
The objective facts about the human knowledge leads to Kant's 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
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9/21/2016 5:04:11 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
1. Jeremy Benthem (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Satre (91%)
3. Stoics (82%)
4. Thomas Aquinas (80%)
5. John Stuart Mill (76%)
6. Aristotle (73%)
7. Nietzsche (71%)
8. David Hume (71%)
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9/25/2016 9:00:57 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 8/31/2016 8:28:45 AM, jesusismywarrior wrote:
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Jeremy Bentham - Interesting - I would have guessed Bertrand Russel.
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12/25/2016 1:58:40 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
1. Benedictus Spinoza (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Sartre (89%)
3. John Stuart Mill (86%)
4. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (86%)
5. Immanuel Kant (84%)
6. Stoics (83%)
7. Prescriptivism (81%)
8. Epicureans (70%)

Well that was fun. Hardly know what any of it means, though, lol.
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1/3/2017 8:23:29 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Surprises and... not surprises, I guess?
1. Sartre (100%, looks like I need to watch a few cat videos or something)
2. Nietzsche(86% like ok)
3. William Ockham (that's awkwardly analytical, considering I'm reading A Thousand Plateaus right now)
4. Stoics (okay I guess)
5. Bentham (huh)
6. Thomas Aquinas (:/ sorry everyone below no. 6) (and Sartre and Nietzsche)
7. Spinoza (cool, I like his stuff on desire and he was a decent dude so that's nice)
[...]
11. Hume (lol that's fine)
12. Kant (not sure how I got 48% with Kant but whatev)
13. Plato
14. Aristotle
[...]
18. Ayn Rand (with 22%, something I am actually proud of (considering I don't endorse pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps-John-galt-and-enjoy-capitalism philosophy))
[...]
21. Rousseau (unfortunate, I like Rousseau)

What I've learned:
A. I read more Sartre and Nietzsche than Rand (shocking)
B. This was a test concerning ethical philosophy and I got Kant @12
C. Literally no one agrees with Rousseau