Which of the Most Famous Philosophers Are You?
“Who do you think you are?” You’ve probably heard this in the movie theater, a packed parking lot you bolted into after that driver tailed you for five miles because he thought you cut him off in traffic, or maybe during one of your jerk boss’s rants after the unpaid intern botched his Starbucks order during lunch break.
If you’ve never seriously contemplated this for yourself, we’ve worked out a famous philosophers quiz to help! We analyze your sense of self, moral philosophy, political philosophy, thoughts on human behavior (including your own), and personal relationships. We promise finding answers proves easier than it sounds with no political science or philosophical school degree required!
Do your ideas align with perpetual pessimist Friedrich Nietzsche? How about the steadier arguments of Socrates? Do you adopt the beliefs of the father of modern philosophy René Descartes? You could join the plentiful ranks of German philosopher Immanuel Kant. If this is just a big joke, we offer George Carlin as a modern distributor of philosophical thought.
Famous philosophers predate much of human history. Historians credit Greek philosopher Socrates with being the founder of Western philosophy. He is also widely regarded as the first major influence on moral duty and human understanding of many subjects. Ancient Greek philosophers paved the way for the expansion of philosophical ideas beyond the simple acceptance of deities ruling everyday life. Philosophies advocating social reform influenced many world-changing events, including the American Revolution and French Revolution.
The major branches of modern philosophy remain axiology (the study of values) epistemology (the study of knowledge), and metaphysics (the study of reality/its relationship with the universe). Each philosophical concept spills into political theory, modern economics, organized religion, and the modern feminist movement, among basically all offshoots of ideas that analyze human nature (there is even analytic philosophy).