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April 6th, 2005
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You scored as Existentialism. 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



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Existentialism

75%

Kantianism

70%

Hedonism

60%

Utilitarianism

60%

Divine Command

45%

Justice (Fairness)

45%

Apathy

40%

Strong Egoism

35%

Nihilism

20%

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But a meme that I thought would interest you all. I found it had much better questions than the "what religion are you" one. Now I want a meme with the same questions that instead of aligning you with a philosophy gives you a religion ;-)

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From:vyvyan
Date:April 6th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
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Existentialism came out highest for me too.
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From:wildeabandon
Date:April 6th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
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I got Hedonism, followed by Existentialism. I'm sure this will surprise no-one.
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From:lisekit
Date:April 6th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
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You scored as Hedonism. Your life is guided by the principles of Hedonism: You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you try to enjoy life’s pleasures as much as you can.



“Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!”



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Hedonism

75%

Utilitarianism

70%

Nihilism

65%

Existentialism

65%

Kantianism

50%

Apathy

50%

Justice (Fairness)

50%

Strong Egoism

45%

Divine Command

15%

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From:yrieithydd
Date:April 6th, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
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I agree that the questions were better than the religion ones, but then again there's more agreement about what each philosophy is -- there are more versions of Christianity than there are of Utilitarianism! Though I wouldn't have phrased the 'Divine Command' questions in quite the way they did, but I still agreed with them!

You scored as Divine Command. Your life is directed by Divine Command: Your god and religion give you meaning and direction.



“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”

--King James Version of the Bible



“Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there is one religion--human religion--but any number of faiths.”

--Mahatma Gandhi



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Divine Command

75%

Utilitarianism

70%

Hedonism

45%

Justice (Fairness)

45%

Existentialism

35%

Kantianism

30%

Apathy

10%

Strong Egoism

5%

Nihilism

5%

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From:yrieithydd
Date:April 6th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
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I forgot to say, it was also unusual in having an even number of boxes so you couldn't sit on the fence but had to come down either agree or disagree even if not at all strongly (there being 6 not the usual 5)
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From:passage
Date:April 7th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)

Actually I think there are more versions of Utilitarianism

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There are uncountably infinite variations on utilitarianism (gosh that word's a bit of a nightmare to spell), because the assignment of numbers to conditions is arbitrary, even removing the scaling factor. For example, is zero (i.e. dead) the lowest value that can be assigned to someone's condition? If it is the the right to life appears, if not, if there are fates worse than death, then there are situations when you are morally obliged to kill people for there own good, which is a pretty radical difference, both utilitarian positions.

Another might integrate over an imagined future history to assign a value in the present, so that someone who was presently worse off than death at the moment, should still not be killed because at some future point if not killed the present suffering might end.

Utilitarianism: The most good for the most number of people. Except we're not sure what good is. Or when.

Of course Ultilitarians argue less over these differences than Christians over theirs.
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From:passage
Date:April 7th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)

Like you couldn't already guess.

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You scored as Divine Command. Your life is directed by Divine Command: Your god and religion give you meaning and direction.



“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”

--King James Version of the Bible



“Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there is one religion--human religion--but any number of faiths.”

--Mahatma Gandhi



I'd just like to register that, while I have immense respect for Gandhi on this matter I thoughly disagree with him



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Divine Command

85%

Hedonism

45%

Justice (Fairness)

45%

Utilitarianism

45%

Kantianism

35%

Existentialism

25%

Apathy

10%

Strong Egoism

0%

Nihilism

0%

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