December 15, 2003

Philosophical Moments

Wow, I seem to have a pretty serious Aristotelian bent, according to this test, found via The Evangelical Outpost.

My top matches:

1. Aristotle (100%)
2. Aquinas (89%)
3. David Hume (86%)
4. Ayn Rand (79%)
5. St. Augustine (75%)
6. Plato (71%)

I'm not sure Aristotle, Sir Thomas, and Mr. Skeptic Hume would get along very well if kept in a warm room for 6 hours without a door and/or windows. So how's that work in my head?That's my first thought. Do I contradict myself? I don't think I do. No, wait, I do. Naa.

I am pleased to note that Utilitarianism never made an appearance. It's hiding under the dust ruffle in my guest bedroom.


Posted by hln at December 15, 2003 06:54 PM | Whimsy


Perfect score!

Posted by: Brian J. at December 15, 2003 09:45 PM

Hmm. I get:

1. Epicureans (100%)
2. Ayn Rand (92%)
3. Jean-Paul Sartre (92%)
4. Jeremy Bentham (92%)
5. Aristotle (85%)

Well, we have Ayn Rand and Aristotle in common, at least.

But I must say that my answer to most of the questions was "all your answers suck".

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 16, 2003 12:21 AM


1. Ayn Rand (100%)
2. Aristotle (90%)
3. Plato (76%)
4. John Stuart Mill (71%)
5. Aquinas (68%)

Posted by: Trey Givens at December 16, 2003 07:18 PM

You rock, Trey.

If you won't tell the Ayn Rand Institute that I scored so highly on Mill, I won't point out that you got a 76% for Plato.


Posted by: Brian J. at December 16, 2003 10:45 PM