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Well, it's not entirely off, that test.

1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Epicureans (87%)

3. Aristotle (87%)

4. Jeremy Bentham (84%)

5. Cynics (82%)

6. Thomas Hobbes (81%)

7. John Stuart Mill (76%)

8. Nietzsche (68%)

9. Aquinas (64%)

10. David Hume (58%)

11. Spinoza (58%)

12. Stoics (58%)

13. Jean-Paul Sartre (51%)

14. Plato (47%)

15. St. Augustine (43%)

16. Nel Noddings (41%)

17. Kant (38%)

18. Prescriptivism (35%)

19. Ockham (27%)

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Aristotle (72%)

3. Jean-Paul Sartre (72%)

4. David Hume (70%)

5. Nietzsche (70%)

6. Cynics (67%)

7. John Stuart Mill (61%)

8. Jeremy Bentham (59%)

9. Thomas Hobbes (59%)

10. Spinoza (59%)

11. Stoics (58%)

12. Aquinas (57%)

13. St. Augustine (52%)

14. Epicureans (51%)

15. Plato (49%)

16. Kant (47%)

17. Prescriptivism (33%)

18. Nel Noddings (30%)

19. Ockham (30%)

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1. Ayn Rand (100%) Click here for info

2. Nietzsche (60%) Click here for info

3. Kant (57%) Click here for info

4. Aristotle (57%) Click here for info

5. John Stuart Mill (55%) Click here for info

6. Stoics (53%) Click here for info

7. Aquinas (50%) Click here for info

8. David Hume (49%) Click here for info

9. Cynics (47%) Click here for info

10. Epicureans (46%) Click here for info

11. Jean-Paul Sartre (43%) Click here for info

12. Thomas Hobbes (42%) Click here for info

13. Plato (41%) Click here for info

14. Spinoza (38%) Click here for info

15. St. Augustine (37%) Click here for info

16. Prescriptivism (35%) Click here for info

17. Jeremy Bentham (34%) Click here for info

18. Ockham (30%) Click here for info

19. Nel Noddings (8%) Click here for info

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Aquinas (97%)

3. Aristotle (90%)

4. John Stuart Mill (90%)

5. Epicureans (85%)

6. Kant (83%)

7. Stoics (78%)

8. Jean-Paul Sartre (75%)

9. Spinoza (70%)

10. Jeremy Bentham (68%)

11. Prescriptivism (67%)

12. Ockham (66%)

13. St. Augustine (48%)

14. Cynics (47%)

15. Nietzsche (46%)

16. Plato (44%)

17. Thomas Hobbes (39%)

18. David Hume (31%)

19. Nel Noddings (26%)

1. a High

2. b High

3. f High

4. c High

5. d Medium

6. b High

7. b High

8. d Medium

9. e High

10. b High

11. c Medium

12. d High

This has surely been covered in another thread (probably more than once), but what is the source of the seemingly extreme distaste of Kant? I am not necessarily put off by any of my results, because I take the percentages to mean the portion of that philosophy that yours is most likely concurrent with, and because this is really a thinking quiz. I imagine if someone takes the quiz multiple times, refining his or her answers based on his or her actual beliefs (rather than what he or she might think a particular philosopher would say), that person's evaluation might change to more accurately reflect his or her actual position. Mine could potentially be slightly different next time around.

And, after all, it is only an Internet quiz.

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Your numbers, if you don't have a perfect photographic memory, will likely come out differently if you try again. I tried to give the same answers I gave the first time, but my results were different.

As far as Kant is concerned, I know little of his philosophy. I couldn't make much sense of what I read of him, and I don't like to take part in unrewarding chores. Kant is credited by some with validating altruism by destroying objectivity. From the Objectivist opinions I have read, he met with far more success than he should have, and was an extremely distructive philisophic force over the last few centuries.

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Nietzsche (97%)

3. David Hume (83%)

4. Aristotle (75%)

5. Jean-Paul Sartre (74%)

6. Thomas Hobbes (72%)

7. Spinoza (66%)

8. Plato (65%)

9. Stoics (65%)

10. Prescriptivism (64%)

11. Cynics (62%)

12. Epicureans (62%)

13. Aquinas (59%)

14. John Stuart Mill (56%)

15. Kant (56%)

16. Jeremy Bentham (46%)

17. Ockham (43%)

18. St. Augustine (43%)

19. Nel Noddings (17%)

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Nietzsche (83%)

3. Thomas Hobbes (80%)

4. David Hume (77%)

5. Aristotle (71%)

6. Plato (71%)

7. Cynics (65%)

8. Stoics (63%)

9. Epicureans (60%)

10. Jean-Paul Sartre (57%)

11. John Stuart Mill (55%)

12. Aquinas (55%)

13. Spinoza (44%)

14. Jeremy Bentham (43%)

15. St. Augustine (37%)

16. Kant (36%)

17. Prescriptivism (31%)

18. Ockham (19%)

19. Nel Noddings (17%)

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Pretty Much what I expected, Yeah For Kant and Bentham being less than 50%!

1. Ayn Rand (100%) <- Seems like Par for the Course ;)

2. Nietzsche (86%) <- Has more in common with Rand then you may think

3. Aquinas (83%) <- The description given by the site seems like Aquinas was an objectivist through a Christian Lens, not bad

4. Aristotle (83%) <- Yeah! Have not read him but this seems like an indoursment

5. Jean-Paul Sartre (66%) <- I am sure that we have all had our Extenistial Moments :smartass:

6. Epicureans (65%) <- Yeah Pleasure!

7. John Stuart Mill (64%) <- Probably comes from the "No, we need liberty statement"

8. Spinoza (63%) <- Determinist? Not my cup of tea

9. Cynics (53%)

10. St. Augustine (50%)

11. Kant (49%) <- Another Winner from the Objectst Bench

12. Plato (49%)

13. David Hume (47%)

14. Stoics (47%) :confused:

15. Ockham (46%)

16. Jeremy Bentham (43%) <- Evil Son-a-bitch :fool:

17. Prescriptivism (43%)

18. Thomas Hobbes (43%) <- Go away and take your Leviathan with you!

19. Nel Noddings (13%) <- Who? Reading the description, seems like a choice to placate any PC impulses

but what is the source of the seemingly extreme distaste of Kant?

It mostly comes from Rand's Personal Distaste (Hate?).

Quoth Rand:

"On every fundamental issue, Kant's philosophy is the exact opposite of Objectivism"

(The Ayn Rand Lexicon page 235, original quote "Brief Summary," The Objectivist Sept. 1971)

The Lexicon itself has 5 pages of Rand's Venom toward Kant if you want to check it out

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It mostly comes from Rand's Personal Distaste (Hate?).

If this is true on its own, that's pretty sad. Don't get me wrong; by no means do I aim to defend Kant by saying this. I haven't read enough of his philosophy to even consider doing so. However, ought we not base such opinions on our own rational assessments? If most of us are doing so and coming to the same conclusions, excellent. If not, I would reason that some of us might benefit from a little more independent study.

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It mostly comes from Rand's Personal Distaste (Hate?).

I don't think this is entirely fair. While that may be true for some, there are many of us who have read Kant, and have a first-hand distaste for his philosophy. I don't necessarily hate him, but most of his philosophy was incorrect, and because of its widespread acceptance, it did a lot of damage.

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. David Hume (87%)

3. Nietzsche (82%)

4. Stoics (79%)

5. Cynics (78%)

6. Aristotle (73%)

7. Thomas Hobbes (65%)

8. Jean-Paul Sartre (64%)

9. Plato (63%)

10. Aquinas (62%)

11. St. Augustine (56%)

12. John Stuart Mill (50%)

13. Kant (46%)

14. Spinoza (43%)

15. Epicureans (42%)

16. Jeremy Bentham (39%)

17. Nel Noddings (31%)

18. Ockham (28%)

19. Prescriptivism (18%)

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1. Ayn Rand (100%) Click here for info

2. Aristotle (93%) Click here for info

3. Kant (81%) Click here for info

4. Nietzsche (77%) Click here for info

5. Aquinas (70%) Click here for info

6. Jean-Paul Sartre (70%) Click here for info

7. David Hume (70%) Click here for info

8. John Stuart Mill (67%) Click here for info

9. Thomas Hobbes (65%) Click here for info

10. Jeremy Bentham (64%) Click here for info

11. Spinoza (64%) Click here for info

12. Plato (63%) Click here for info

13. Stoics (60%) Click here for info

14. Epicureans (60%) Click here for info

15. Cynics (57%) Click here for info

16. Ockham (55%) Click here for info

17. St. Augustine (55%) Click here for info

18. Prescriptivism (46%) Click here for info

19. Nel Noddings (29%) Click here for info

1a med

2b med

3f med

4d med

5b med

6b med

7a med

8c med

9a med

10c high

11c high

12b high

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1. Ayn Rand (100%) Click here for info

2. Nietzsche (60%) Click here for info

3. Jean-Paul Sartre (59%) Click here for info

4. Thomas Hobbes (58%) Click here for info

5. Cynics (57%) Click here for info

6. David Hume (56%) Click here for info

7. John Stuart Mill (54%) Click here for info

8. Aristotle (50%) Click here for info

9. Plato (42%) Click here for info

10. Aquinas (42%) Click here for info

11. Epicureans (42%) Click here for info

12. Stoics (42%) Click here for info

13. Jeremy Bentham (39%) Click here for info

14. Kant (39%) Click here for info

15. St. Augustine (36%) Click here for info

16. Prescriptivism (30%) Click here for info

17. Spinoza (28%) Click here for info

18. Nel Noddings (26%) Click here for info

19. Ockham (21%)

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1. Ayn Rand (100%)

2. Aristotle (98%)

3. Epicureans (84%)

4. Aquinas (79%)

5. John Stuart Mill (77%)

6. Nietzsche (69%)

7. Thomas Hobbes (68%)

8. Jeremy Bentham (67%)

9. Plato (65%)

10. Cynics (59%)

11. David Hume (53%)

12. Jean-Paul Sartre (52%)

13. Spinoza (51%)

14. Ockham (44%)

15. St. Augustine (44%)

16. Kant (42%)

17. Prescriptivism (36%)

18. Stoics (34%)

19. Nel Noddings (20%)

Yeehah! I won! I won!

Aristotle and Rand 100% and Kant way down!

I only got Aristotle at 98%, but I got Kant 9% lower than you to make up for it! ;)

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It mostly comes from Rand's Personal Distaste (Hate?).

Quoth Rand:

"On every fundamental issue, Kant's philosophy is the exact opposite of Objectivism"

(The Ayn Rand Lexicon page 235, original quote "Brief Summary," The Objectivist Sept. 1971)

The Lexicon itself has 5 pages of Rand's Venom toward Kant if you want to check it out

You've proven yourself wrong in your own example: if the source of Ayn Rand's attitude toward Kant is the fact that "on every fundamental issue, Kant's philosophy is the exact opposite of Objectivism," that I would say that that is primarily a PROFESSIONAL distaste! This isn't like a personal, non-philosophical opinion... (of which Miss Rand had a few) this is her PHILOSOPHIC JUDGMENT.

And, being familiar with her entire articles critiquing the philosophy of Kant (and not just the quotes from the Lexicon), I have to say that I AGREE with that judgment.

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You've proven yourself wrong in your own example: if the source of Ayn Rand's attitude toward Kant is the fact that "on every fundamental issue, Kant's philosophy is the exact opposite of Objectivism," that I would say that that is primarily a PROFESSIONAL distaste! This isn't like a personal, non-philosophical opinion... (of which Miss Rand had a few) this is her PHILOSOPHIC JUDGMENT.

Ok, point taken, I should have said professional.

In my defense, from my point of view, one of the key lessons of Objectivisim is that the personal and philosophical realms are not divorced in any sigifinicant way. So, while personal and profesional maybe a valid split, It is easy to imagine that opinions from one, can form feelings in the other.

So if professionally you disagree with everything a person has to say, looking at it from a personal point of view, and Objectivism is deeply personal for Rand, the word "hate" comes to mind. That may be a tad strong, considering the connotation of the word, I defend my choice.

That said, I have not read Rand's specific essays on Kant, but at least from the lexicon, the impession of a personal distaste can be given.

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