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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2009, 11:43:50 pm »
The result I got matches very accurately with my world view. Anyone get anything they disagree with? Or think they should have gotten something else?

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #121 on: January 09, 2009, 03:02:29 am »
I think it also might be something to do with the fact that existentialism is sort of the dominant ethos in western society. The schools are full of posters and teachers saying that "If you try your hardest, you can be anything you want to be". Its also tied pretty strongly to the 'American Dream' so its got that going for it as well.

If Russia had emerged victorious in the cold war everyone would probably be scoring highly on utilitarianism, if we lived in a fascist society, it would likely be a case of most people getting Justice (Fairness) or divine command depending on the nature of the dictatorship.
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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #122 on: January 09, 2009, 11:53:20 am »
Actually, those question seem the counterpoint to drifting through life without controlling it. It's not really "be whatever you want to be."

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #123 on: January 09, 2009, 11:56:42 am »
The American Dream is Divine Command.  The fact that people aren't getting that shows that it's weakening.
Of course, I got Megalomania, so who am I to speak?
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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #124 on: January 09, 2009, 11:58:04 am »

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2009, 12:02:06 pm »
As in my diety tells me to follow the American Dream, so I'll follow it as well as I can.
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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2009, 12:05:35 pm »
Then say what you mean, don't contrive meaning for what you say.

You confused the classic perception that piety is next to patriotism, and that patriotism equated with "The American Dream."

Your second sentence excluded what you now claim you meant, since people do not need to be commanded by God to pursue the Dream.

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #127 on: January 09, 2009, 12:08:47 pm »
Those sentences broke my head.  Please either don't say them or put a warning label on them in the future.   :(
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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #128 on: January 09, 2009, 12:10:20 pm »
Sorry about that.

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #129 on: January 09, 2009, 12:45:42 pm »
You Scored as Megalomania.
Your life is guided by the concept of <b>Megalomania.</b>: You are above all, and rule the world. <br><br>  <br>“Curses!  Foiled again!” <br>--Snidely Whiplash <br><br> "Then, after I've gotten rid of Batman and Robin for good, I will rule the waves. Me, the Joker, king of the surf and all the surfers. Then, Gotham City! Later, the world!" <br>--The Joker <br><br>More info at <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arocoun">Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...</a>

Megalomania
100%
Existentialism 
 0%
Utilitarianism 
 0%
Hedonism 
 0%
Justice (Fairness) 
 0%
Nihilism 
 0%
Kantianism 
 0%
Strong Egoism 
 0%
Apathy 
 0%
Divine Command 
 0%

Was that a joke or something?  Megalomania isn't on any other person's test.


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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #130 on: January 09, 2009, 01:20:50 pm »
Yes, he actually scored Divine Command / Justice (Fairness).

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #131 on: January 09, 2009, 10:30:03 pm »
Im an Existentialist
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #132 on: January 11, 2009, 09:51:39 am »
Your life is guided by the concept of Existentialism: You choose the meaning and purpose of your life. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.” “It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.” --Jean-Paul Sartre “It is man's natural sickness to believe that he possesses the Truth.” --Blaise Pascal

Existentialism     
   95%
Strong Egoism    
   75%
Justice (Fairness)    
   70%
Kantianism    
   65%
Hedonism    
   60%
Utilitarianism    
   35%
Nihilism    
   30%
Apathy    
   10%
Divine Command    
   0%

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #133 on: January 12, 2009, 05:46:16 am »
Divine Command     
   95%
Utilitarianism    
   85%
Justice (Fairness)    
   80%
Existentialism    
   70%
Hedonism    
   55%
Kantianism    
   50%
Strong Egoism    
   40%
Nihilism    
   15%
Apathy    
   0%



          Though my point of view isn't necessarily concurrent with their kind of "divine command."

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Re: What's Philosophy Do You Follow? (Quiz)
« Reply #134 on: January 13, 2009, 12:27:23 pm »
You Scored as Hedonism

Your life is guided by the principles of <b>Hedonism</b>: You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you try to enjoy life’s pleasures as much as you can. <br><br>“Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!” <br><br>More info at <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Arocoun">Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...</a>

Hedonism    
   95%
Justice (Fairness)    
   75%
Strong Egoism    
   65%
Nihilism    
   50%
Kantianism    
   45%
Utilitarianism    
   45%
Existentialism    
   45%
Apathy    
   35%
Divine Command    
   0%


Edit: I think Hedonism has excessive bad press
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