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Mark is a Nihilist, What are you? (Only vote AFTER taking the 36 Question Quiz)

Existentialism
Kantianism
Strong Egoism
Hedonism
Utilitarianism
Justice
Nihilism
Apathy
Divine Command

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Epicurious

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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2006, 12:14:08 AM »

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 - 100%
Strong Egoism - 80%
Justice (Fairness) - 75%
Existentialism - 75%
Utilitarianism - 75%
Kantianism - 55%
Nihilism - 5%
Divine Command - 0%
Apathy - 0%
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2006, 12:14:16 AM »

*shrug* I'm fond of it's accuracy in succinctness... 36 questions to define your worldview... Pretty damn good IMHO
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2006, 12:20:07 AM »

Ugh Kantism is usually held by socialists, and existentialism by Frenchies who hate the world.

Wrong, and Wrong. You sound like someone who learned about philosophy from cartoons.
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"In silent resignation, one must never submit to them voluntarily, and even if one is imprisoned in some ghastly dictatorship's jail, where no action is possible - serenity comes from the knowledge that one does NOT accept it. To deal with men by force, is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion... Which is the policy of savages who rule men by force, and who plead with nature by prayers, incantations and bribes (sacrifies)." - Ayn Rand

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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2006, 12:21:19 AM »

*shrug* I'm fond of it's accuracy in succinctness... 36 questions to define your worldview... Pretty damn good IMHO

Well, I guess when I saw some of these questions I entered all these thought experiments of my own and then the questions seem that much more difficult to answer without a footnote. Especially when there's an even number of options and thus not a middle ground to choose on debateable ones.
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2006, 12:24:17 AM »

which is why it asked multiple questions in different fashions about the same topics, and then supplies you with multiple %'s rather than simply saying "you are this"
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2006, 01:03:05 AM »

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
   
   90%

Existentialism
   
   75%

Strong Egoism
   
   75%

Kantianism
   
   55%

Nihilism
   
   50%

Justice (Fairness)
   
   40%

Apathy
   
   25%

Utilitarianism
   
   15%

Divine Command
   
   0%
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2006, 01:06:49 AM »

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!"
 
Hedonism
 
 95%
Justice (Fairness)
 
 85%
Strong Egoism
 
 70%
Existentialism
 
 50%
Utilitarianism
 
 50%
Kantianism
 
 50%
Nihilism
 
 35%
Apathy
 
 35%
Divine Command
 
 0%
 

I thought some of these questions were poorly thought out. 


"I always try to follow the laws of my religion's holy scriptures." 

No matter what I answer, the question indicates that I have a religion and I either do or don't follow it's rules.  Same for "My religion, above all, shows me how to live." 


"People should work harder to help others, even those who live far away."

I'd say people who want to help others should work hard to voluntarily help, but I imagine the people that get the governments to help other nations work hard as well.  I agree with the first half, but disagree with the second half.  Unfortunately, they both fall within the spectrum of the question.


"Ethics, religions, societal norms, laws, and other such principles are meaningless and worthless."

Ethics.  Mostly disagree.  Religions, societal norms, laws.  I agree more.

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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2006, 01:10:28 AM »

there sure are alot of heathens here  :D
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2006, 01:19:11 AM »

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

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Hedonism
   
   75%

Utilitarianism
   
   75%

Nihilism
   
   65%

Justice (Fairness)
   
   65%

Apathy
   
   65%

Existentialism
   
   65%

Kantianism
   
   45%

Strong Egoism
   
   35%

Divine Command
   
   0%
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2006, 01:54:43 AM »

I'm a hedonist.  It's good times

haha. pun.
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2006, 02:46:05 AM »

Kantianism.  For sure.  I act only on that maxim which I could at the same time will to become universal law.   8)

Kantianism:  95%

Existentialism:  85%

Hedonism:  80%

Strong Egoism:  70%

Justice (Fairness):  70%

Divine Command:  40%

Utilitarianism:  35%

Nihilism:  30%

Apathy:  15%
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2006, 03:06:51 AM »

Ugh Kantism is usually held by socialists, and existentialism by Frenchies who hate the world.

Wrong, and Wrong. You sound like someone who learned about philosophy from cartoons.
Most socialists I've talked to and gotten into philosophical discussions with have been pretty hardcore into Kant.
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2006, 03:09:42 AM »


I thought some of these questions were poorly thought out. 


"I always try to follow the laws of my religion's holy scriptures." 

No matter what I answer, the question indicates that I have a religion and I either do or don't follow it's rules.  Same for "My religion, above all, shows me how to live." 


"People should work harder to help others, even those who live far away."

I'd say people who want to help others should work hard to voluntarily help, but I imagine the people that get the governments to help other nations work hard as well.  I agree with the first half, but disagree with the second half.  Unfortunately, they both fall within the spectrum of the question.


"Ethics, religions, societal norms, laws, and other such principles are meaningless and worthless."

Ethics.  Mostly disagree.  Religions, societal norms, laws.  I agree more.
I agree wholeheartedly, just because you believe you should follow the rules of your religion doesn't mean that you believe in divine command.

And what about religions where the rules are open to debate and speculation?
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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2006, 03:19:30 AM »

Strong Egoism 100%
Existentialism 95%
Hedonism 90%
Kantianism 60%
Justice (Fairness) 50%
Nihilism 30%
Utilitarianism 30%
Divine Command 20%
Apathy 15%
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Re: Mark is a Nihilist, What are you?
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2006, 07:13:54 AM »

Someone remind me what Nihilism is again?
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