Their result for The Epicureanism Test ...

Epicurean

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Congrats, you seem to be more Epicurean than not. You believe in at least some of these:

Empiricism: Trusting the evidence of the senses

Atomism: Everything is made up of atoms

Materialism: Everything is either matter or void

Atheism/Agnosticism: God either doesn't exist or else probably doesn't care

Epicurean Hedonism: The goal of life should be pleasure. However, Epicureans are more interested in intellectual pleasures and the happiness to be had through friendship than in sensual pleasures like eating, drinking, or sex.

Epicureans defined pleasure as being a combination of "aponia" (lack of pain) and "ataraxia" (freedom from fear). Because of this, they concentrated intensely on overcoming the fear of death. Without the judgment of God or the fires of hell to worry about, this is actually a fairly simple matter. As Epicurus said:

"Death is nothing to us."

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Ataraxia Distribution

    They scored 76% on Ataraxia, higher than 73% of your peers.

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Whatever your philosophical persuasion, it's not Epicurean. Perhaps you believe in God, or a soul, or life after death. Maybe you don't believe that living for pleasure is a good idea, or maybe you do... Read more

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