Philosophy is a science that dates back hundreds of years to our era. Throughout hundreds of years, many outstanding philosophers have emerged. They have changed the status of the world. They considered the essence of being, man’s place in the world, and his view of the world. Science about science; this is what you can colloquially call philosophy. Today’s quiz, named ‘which philosopher are you?’, based on your answers, will match one of the dozen or so philosophers to your personality.
You certainly have one or more with whom you share your views of the world. So let’s find out which one is closest to you.
Each of us has different hobbies. Some collect stamps; others prefer physical activity. Individuals’ interests differ from one another. However, is there anything that should interest every human being? Yes. As there are questions that we all need to ponder. Who are we? Where did we come from? How was the world created? What is the essential thing in life? It is undoubtedly much easier to ask philosophical questions than to answer them. Philosophers are concerned with the search for answers to these and many other questions. Philosophers have pondered a whole host of questions, and only one question belongs to you – which philosopher are you?
The word philosophy comes from the Greek “the love of wisdom.” Philosophy was born in Greece when people started looking for rational answers instead of turning to mythological explanations. Initially, the word meant an attempt to understand and learn how to live wisely and well, with correct views on God, the world, man, and virtue.
The World’s Most Famous Philosophers
There were so many philosophers that it is impossible to count them. However, a handful of these thinkers have made the most of history. So let’s get acquainted with some of the leading logicians.
The author of the words “I know that I know nothing.” One of the founders of Western philosophy, known for his students’ works – primarily Xenophon and Plato. The mainstream of his interests was ethics and the way of philosophizing – dialogue.
Plato was one of Socrates’ disciples. As for his philosophy, he left behind 35 dialogues that scientists divide into nine parts. Plato is the creator of the entire philosophical current that we call Platonic Idealism. For the Greek, the critical concept was precisely the ideas that he identifies with the only real being, as opposed to material things or beings. Thus, he distinguished between two impenetrable worlds – the world of ideas and the material world. The exception to these rules was the human soul and divine essence.
Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician and philosopher. He is credited with introducing the concept of the similarity of geometric figures and the proof of the well-known theorem on right triangles, the discovery of the disproportion of segments, and many other achievements.
Aristotle was a student of Plato. Aristotle’s work extends in five main directions: logic, based on language analysis, to know the world of human thought; natural philosophy; metaphysics, or philosophy that signifies the science of being as being; ethics and politics examining man attracted by good in friendship and contemplation.
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Karl Marx was a philosopher, economist, and revolutionist. His works, such as the Communist Manifesto or Das Kapital, greatly impacted famous leaders such as Vladimir Lenin and Mao Zedong. Marx believed that the world is material and is governed by the laws of dialectics.
Nietzsche is a famous German philologist and philosopher. He was known for his works in which he criticized science, religion, and contemporary culture. According to Friedrich, man has ceased to feel the presence of God in the world as it did in the Middle Ages or antiquity. In his understanding, nihilism is the acceptance of appearances – striving towards the fullness of life – pleasant and easy.
As mentioned above, the list of outstanding philosophers is long, and it is impossible to describe them in one article. However, it is worth mentioning a few more, Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Artur Schopenhauer, and John Locke. Each of these thinkers was greatly appreciated.
Time to take the quiz. If you still question ‘which philosopher are you?’ – don’t hesitate any longer. In a moment, you will find out which outstanding thinker perfectly reflects your worldview.
- “The unexamined life is not worth living”
- “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”
- “Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?”
- “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things”
- “Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature”
- “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”
- Everyday duties
- Balance in the world
- Lack of empathy
- Not thinking about the future
- Not caring about Earth
- Archaic period
- Classical period
- Hellenistic period
- Roman period
- Christian period
- Those we have made in the past
- The ones we are making now
- The ones we are about to make
- Emotions and human nature
- Morality and justice
- Logic and simplicity of problem solving
- I would wait for someone to find a solution
- I'd come up with a plan to get out of there
- I would prepare to live on the island
- I would find something that would help us
- Education, science
- Through experience
- The method of punishments and rewards
- I'm calm and composed
- I panic completely and lose my mind
- I'm trying to be a hero
- I would share with my family
- I would invest in my education
- I'd spend on pleasure and luxuries
- I would pay my debts
- I would donate to charities
- I would leave it on a bank deposit
- I am not going to pursue it (although it may come by itself)
- The most important!
- Important, but not always valuable
- Happiness depends on your point of view
- No, there are more important things
- Yes, and the ethical principles I have adopted are to help me in it
- It is what it is, I accept it
- It helps to achieve the goal, but all material goods are rather secondary
- It all depends on your point of view
- It's hard to say, most often we see its effects only after making a decision
- I pay attention to the consequences, but they usually do not influence my decisions
- Consequences for me does not matter, my choices are my choices
- Both the choices and their consequences are important, but it is only after some time that we learn what the right ones "look like"