What Philosopher Are You?

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This is a new test (and isn't the ethics one I posted a few months ago that I don't want to bother finding -- if you're interested, type "ethics test" into my search engine). [via Jollyblogger]

My results:

Li>My #1 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Aquinas

  • My #2 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Augustine

  • My #3 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Aristotle

  • My #4 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Plato

  • My #5 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Kant

    Read on for who I'm less like and my brief thoughts on the results.

  • My #6 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Hume

  • My #7 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Protagoras

  • My #8 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Sextus Empiricus

  • My #9 result for the SelectSmart.com selector, Which famous philosopher do you most agree with?, is Nietzsche

    Plato and Aristotle could easily have been switched had they asked different questions (I think the difference here was weakness of will, whereas I think I'd favor Plato on some more metaphysical matters), as could Augustine and Aquinas (here it's probably because I don't think celibacy is a higher calling, whereas theological matters would probably favor Augustine).

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    Strangely enough, I got Aquinas-Augustine-Aristotle in the same order. I'm a little suspicious about the test. In a couple other tests I resembled Locke, Hume and Bentham moreso, which I think is more accurate. This test seemed to focus mostly on epistemology and ethics, and not on metaphysics much at all.

    Maybe we should write one of our own just with metaphysics (only making it understandable to a wider audience). It would probably be good to have a wider selection of philosophers than just these. I couldn't bear to leave Leibniz out, and it might be nice to put more recent philosophers like Russell, Quine, and Lewis in the mix.

    i'd like to see mel take this test ;) he told me he lurks your blog, now i can too (via rss)...

    A fun little test, that.
    I got Kant-Hume-Aristotle for my top 3.
    I'm guessing Kant is due to the rationalism questions (and perhaps moral universalism too?), whereas Hume reflects my atheism?

    Aquinas came last (followed by Plato, then Nietzsche), so I've got pretty different results from you guys... ;)

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