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The Modern

13% Ancient, 13% Medieval, 50% Modern and 25% Post-Modern!

Congratulations! You are: a Modern!

(Keep in mind, by Modern, I mean the era which began around the 17th century and ended in the 20th century.)

Throughout the Modern era, philosophers and scientists were forced constantly to do battle with the forces of censorship, philosophical conservatism, and pure inertia.This was the age in which “innovation” was a bad word, and the Moderns were all about innovation. Despite all the opposition they faced, Modern philosophy is the most optimistic of any era. The Moderns seem really to have believed that, for instance, giving men freedom from kings and priests and tyrants will make men happier and better. Their goal was a political community based on reason. But while some Moderns concentrated on becoming more and more scientific, rational and civilized, others, such as Wordsworth and Rousseau, reacted against this trend by turning back to what they saw as the pure, uncorrupted truths of nature. However, the Romantic and the Scientific trends in Modernism are two sides of the same coin. The two are united in their disdain for the status quo and for social norms, and their search for more real, trustworthy truths upon which to build the new society they all dreamed of.

Some modern philosophers: Newton, Voltaire, Bacon, Hume, Rousseau, Hobbes, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Darwin, J.S. Mill

Some modern artists: Da Vinci, Molière, Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Mozart, Cervantes, Swift

Typical modern art forms: opera, comic plays, portraiture, the concerto, the confessional memoir, descriptions of nature

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Ancient Distribution

    They scored 13% on Ancient, higher than 13% of your peers.

  • Medieval Distribution

    They scored 13% on Medieval, higher than 43% of your peers.

  • Modern Distribution

    They scored 50% on Modern, higher than 92% of your peers.

  • Post-Modern Distribution

    They scored 25% on Post-Modern, higher than 48% of your peers.

All possible test results

The Post-Modern

Congratulations! You are: a Post-Modern! Congratulations! Unlike everyone else, you Post-Moderns were born in the right era. You can even influence the further development of Post-Modernism!... Read more

The Modern

Congratulations! You are: a Modern! (Keep in mind, by Modern, I mean the era which began around the 17th century and ended in the 20th century.) Throughout the Modern era, philosopher... Read more

The Ancient

Congratulations! You are: an Ancient! Ancient philosophers share an unabashed elitism. Although the Greeks are considered to have invented democracy, they would have laughed to scorn many of... Read more

The Medieval

Congratulations! You are: a Medieval! Medieval philosophy is probably more pessimistic than any other. One really gets the sense that medieval thinkers lived in a cold, dark, unreliable worl... Read more

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