Sunday, May 28, 2006

Systems Of Belief - Round 2

Although less accurate and less interesting than the previous quiz, this quiz nonetheless is interesting... It features different philosophies and questions relating to those philosophies... What really caught my attention is the cool quotes that are featured relating to each philosophy...

An inconsistency that i found is the inclusion of apathy and nihilism; Logically, every nihilist is apathetic, although not every apathetic is nessarily nihilist, so logically the apathy score should be greater or equal to the nihilism score!

Also, not all questions were precise leading to significant differences in some scores when taking the test at two seperate times...

Check the quiz at: What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
1st Go: You scored as Nihilism. Your life is marked by strong Nihilism: You feel that nothing in the world, even your life, has much or any meaning.

"For out of fear and need each religion is born, creeping into existence on the byways of reason."
"There are no facts, only interpretations."
"Every belief, every considering something-true, is necessarily false because there is simply no true world"
--Friedrich Nietzsche


2nd Go: You scored as Strong Egoism. Your life is very much guided by the concept of Egoism: You work primarily to promote your own interests.

"I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
"I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows."
--Ayn Rand


System

Average Score1st Go2nd Go
Strong Egoism
75%85%

Nihilism

75%80%
Hedonism
75%75%

Apathy

60%50%

Justice (Fairness)

55%55%

Existentialism

40%40%

Kantianism

25%50%

Utilitarianism

15%45%

Divine Command

5%20%

3 comments:

Tala said...

You scored as Utilitarianism.



Your life is guided by the principles of Utilitarianism: You seek the greatest good for the greatest number.

?The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.?
--Jeremy Bentham

?Whenever the general disposition of the people is such, that each individual regards those only of his interests which are selfish, and does not dwell on, or concern himself for, his share of the general interest, in such a state of things, good government is impossible.?
--John Stuart Mill


Utilitarianism 85%
Justice (Fairness) 85%
Existentialism 75%
Hedonism 55%
Kantianism 45%
Strong Egoism 30%
Divine Command 30%
Nihilism 20%
Apathy 10%

husams said...

Zeid, I just read your recent posts, and I even freaked out for how much we are having similar minds. i just agree with what you say.

About this Quiz, I just have one comment. When they ask a question like this “Everything I do should primarily be done to benefit myself?” Don’t they realize that everything anyone does is just for his/her own satisfaction? Even the purest most devoted acts as when a mother feeding her baby, she is doing it for her own satisfaction and joy of seeing her baby well fed and happy.

Anyhow my quiz results:

"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!�


Hedonism 100%

Strong Egoism 100%

Existentialism 85%

Justice (Fairness) 75%

Nihilism 70%

Utilitarianism 55%

Kantianism 30%

Apathy 20%

Divine Command 0% "

Devil's Mind said...

I agree husams, everyone is selfish! Its just that some people dont realize it! (read)

Another pitfall is that on my second go, i answered "My religion, above all, shows me how to live." as I agree, which caused the "divine command" score to jump to 20%!
Well, my religion is satanism and it does show me how to live, but obviously that doesnt mean i support 'divine command';
The quiz isnt precisely worded as it should!

Anyways, im glad that my thoughts seamlessly make sense to you; As Ayn Rand said: "If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows."
If we apply reason consistently, i dont think there will be any source of disagreement....