Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Ethical philosophy quiz

I've tried the Ethical Philosophy Selector Page, with the following results:

My top five ethical philosophers (according to a silly quiz):
1. John Stuart Mill (huh!)
2. Aristotle (yes!)
3. Aquinas (hmmm.)
4. Ayn Rand (yes!)
5. Epicureans :-).

Bottom five for me includes Kant and Nietzsche, and strangely William of Ockham.

How did you go? [Hat tip Philosophy et Cetera]

LINKS: Ethical Philosophy Selector Page - SelectSmart.Com

TAGS: Quizzes, Philosophy

8 comments:

  1. 1. John Stuart Mill
    2. Kant
    3. Jeremy Bentham
    4. Epicureans
    5. Aquinas

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  2. 1. Ayn Rand
    2. Aristotle
    3. Epicureans
    4. John Stuart Mill
    5. Jeremy Bentham
    ...
    15. St. Augustine
    16. Prescriptivism
    17. Stoics
    18. Nel Noddings
    19. Ockham

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  3. 1. Rand (100% - must be in the right party, eh).
    2. Aquinas
    3. JS Mill
    4. Aristotle
    5. Satre

    last 3: Ockham, Noddings & Prescriptivism

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  4. 1. Ayn Rand (100)
    2. John Stuart Mill (98)
    3. Jean-Paul Sartre (90)
    4. Kant (83)
    5. Jeremy Bentham (77)
    ...
    15. Nietzsche
    16. Plato
    17. St. Augustine
    18. Spinoza
    19. Nel Noddings

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  5. 1. Jean Paul Sartre
    2. Kant
    3. John Stuart Mill
    4. Aristotle
    5. David Hume

    ....

    17. Ayn Rand
    18. Cynics
    19. Nietzsche

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  6. I'm beginning to think the quiz is put together by a John Stuart Mill enthusiast.

    And I'm a little worried by those of you scoring Kant and Sartre so highly. ;^)

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  7. Kant and Sartre were a bit of a surprise, but there were about as many questions as philosophers so the results are going to be dodgy.

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  8. 1.Thomas Hobbes (100%)
    2.Nietzsche (88%)
    3.David Hume (82%)
    4.Stoics (82%)
    5.Jean-Paul Sartre (81%)

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