Ethical rudders

It seems I am more ethically aligned with Kant than with Nietzsche. News to me! This according to the Ethical Philosophy Selector (via, most immediately, Joshua). The full lineup:


1. John Stuart Mill (100%)
2. Jean-Paul Sartre (86%)
3. Kant (83%)
4. Jeremy Bentham (79%)
5. Ayn Rand (74%)
6. Epicureans (71%)
7. Aristotle (67%)
8. Prescriptivism (62%)
9. Aquinas (61%)
10. Spinoza (59%)
11. Thomas Hobbes (50%)
12. Ockham (45%)
13. Nietzsche (44%)
14. Cynics (43%)
15. David Hume (40%)
16. St. Augustine (38%)
17. Plato (28%)
18. Stoics (23%)
19. Nel Noddings (13%)


My suspicion is that Mill comes out near the top for everyone. I was much happier to have managed to make it through the Battleground God quiz unscathed: my views on the existence of Nessie do not conflict with my views on God–in fact, they bear a lot in common (via Eszter).
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9 Comments

  1. Cory
    Posted 4/17/2003 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I have never set foot in a church (minus my Step-grandmother’s funeral), and I have never been baptized or anything of the sorts. I don’t know if I consider myself atheist though. I know scientific research never proves anything right (it proves things wrong, and in a sense makes things seem right), and I know there are rational explanations for many many things. But, I also believe, some things just happen. I think it matched me up pretty well….

    1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)
    2. Kant (74%)
    3. Nietzsche (67%)
    4. Epicureans (65%)
    5. David Hume (62%)
    6. Prescriptivism (58%)
    7. John Stuart Mill (56%)
    8. Spinoza (56%)
    9. Ayn Rand (52%)
    10. Thomas Hobbes (49%)
    11. Stoics (48%)
    12. Jeremy Bentham (42%)
    13. Nel Noddings (42%)
    14. St. Augustine (28%)
    15. Aquinas (27%)
    16. Ockham (27%)
    17. Aristotle (23%)
    18. Cynics (14%)
    19. Plato (14%)

  2. Posted 4/17/2003 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, I may show this to my philosophy instructor.

    1. Aquinas (100%)
    2. Spinoza (76%)
    3. Jeremy Bentham (71%)
    4. Aristotle (71%)
    5. St. Augustine (56%)
    6. Cynics (55%)
    7. John Stuart Mill (53%)
    8. Ockham (52%)
    9. Jean-Paul Sartre (50%)
    10. Stoics (46%)
    11. Kant (45%)
    12. Epicureans (40%)
    13. Plato (38%)
    14. Prescriptivism (33%)
    15. Nietzsche (28%)
    16. Thomas Hobbes (25%)
    17. Ayn Rand (20%)
    18. Nel Noddings (17%)
    19. David Hume (10%)

  3. Jeff
    Posted 4/17/2003 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Feel free to be my fortune teller on this one. I am sure you know more about these authors than I do:

    1. Nietzsche (100%)
    2. Jean-Paul Sartre (98%)
    3. Nel Noddings (87%)
    4. Stoics (87%)
    5. Epicureans (86%)
    6. John Stuart Mill (86%)
    7. David Hume (85%)
    8. Kant (75%)
    9. Ayn Rand (71%)
    10. Aquinas (69%)
    11. Spinoza (68%)
    12. Thomas Hobbes (68%)
    13. Aristotle (60%)
    14. Ockham (58%)
    15. Cynics (57%)
    16. St. Augustine (56%)
    17. Prescriptivism (49%)
    18. Jeremy Bentham (39%)
    19. Plato (36%)

  4. Posted 4/18/2003 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Wow! Jeff and Nietzche…I had no idea…

  5. Jenn
    Posted 4/18/2003 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Ha! I was 100% with Nietzsche too!

  6. Alex Halavais
    Posted 4/18/2003 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    OK, this is one of those times when you have to wonder if the person is really tying together things correctly? I’ve gone back and *tried* to get 100% on Nietzsche, but couldn’t, which means that either I or the quiz-writer misread Nietzsche. I suppose both are possible (he said humbly).

  7. Posted 4/18/2003 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    I’m a bit scared of my IAs now…

  8. Jennifer
    Posted 4/18/2003 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    HAHA!

  9. Amber
    Posted 4/30/2003 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    This is a very cool exercise — I was surprised at my outcomes —

    1. Jean-Paul Sartre (100%)

    2. David Hume (82%)

    3. Nietzsche (71%)

    4. Kant (66%)

    5. Ayn Rand (63%)

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