Their result for The Why do we Exist Test ...

Cataclysm

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A cataclysmic contradiction in terms ... One one hand we have Nietzsche who demanded the absolute truth did NOT exist. On the other Hegel, who was SURE that it did, and reveled happily in the 18th century unopposed until the existentialists showed up and shoveled his view of external reality into oblivion. You must reflect on which of these views reflects you more.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • Nietzsche Distribution

    They scored 5% on Nietzsche, higher than 75% of your peers.

  • Russell Distribution

    They scored 3% on Russell, higher than 15% of your peers.

  • Wittgenstein Distribution

    They scored 4% on Wittgenstein, higher than 38% of your peers.

  • Hegel Distribution

    They scored 4% on Hegel, higher than 51% of your peers.

All possible test results

Obtuse.

Your world view is based in parts on each of the philosopher's views listed; this is paradoxical - either I didn't write the test clearly enough or you might hold some contradictory views you might l... Read more

Hegel

, one of Hegel's earliest critics, criticized Hegel's "absolute knowledge" unity, not only because it was arrogant for a mere human to claim such a unity, but also because such a system negates the im... Read more

Wittgenstein

He eschewed modern philosopher and is considered one of the greatest minds of all time - he views philosophy as a grammar puzzle; he produced only two major works in his lifetime, yet is as influentia... Read more

Wittgenstein/Hegel

An interesting combination. Wittgenstein eschewed the large problems of philosophy while Hegel reveled in absolute truth - quite contradictory. There may be underlying similarities however; perhaps yo... Read more

Russell

The empiricist; the logical positivist, social activist ... and above all, the rationalist. Cause and effect, reality and unreality - observation and truth, these are the questions that interest Russ... Read more

Hegel/Russell

You are partly insistent on absolute knowledge, yet partly interested in finding that absolute knowledge through methodical, empirical methods. You believe absolute truth exists, yet you are unsure of... Read more

Russell/Wittgenstein

What a category! Russell was Witt.'s MENTOR in Britain; he at once was captivated by Wittgenstein's notions of the limitations of ascertaining truth through grammar and language, and went so far as t... Read more

Russell/Witt/Hegel

This category is noted for its absence of interest in Nietzsche. To understand this category is to reject Nietzsche - his notion of absolutism in Nihilism; his notion of the "will to power", and his ... Read more

Nietzsche

The Nihilist - the ubermenschen - God is Dead. Arguably the most influential philosopher of all time - he abhorred belief systems and felt all reality was an abyss into which one looked and either wi... Read more

Nietzsche/Hegel

I have a feeling very few will fall into this category - They hold dialectically opposite views; one portends to absolute truth - the other insists that reality is indecipherable. One is a romantic,... Read more

Nietzsche/Witt

A reasonable combination of attributes - Nietzsche viewed the world as indecipherable - yet he struggled with the institutions around us that enforce their belief systems on us and try to regimental... Read more

Cataclysm

A cataclysmic contradiction in terms ... One one hand we have Nietzsche who demanded the absolute truth did NOT exist. On the other Hegel, who was SURE that it did, and reveled happily in the 18th c... Read more

Russell/Nietzsche

The synthesis of empirical science with dogmatic insistence on the indecipherability of nature. Russell believed the route to understanding reality lied in empirical, logical positivism. Nietzsche b... Read more

Anti-Wittgenstein

You object to Wittgenstein's flippant grammar system; you believe external reality does exist and that we must face grand questions of philosophy and attempt to answer them in a full forced way. You ... Read more

Anti-Hegel

Your score is diverse but is characterized by a rejection of Hegel's notions that ultimate reality exists and is ascertained within the human mind. Many would agree with you - especially the other t... Read more

Russell/Hegel

No particular indemnity here. Hegel would have disagreed with Russel's insistence that absolute reality could only be ascertained to a relative degree - he also felt the mind itself was the source of... Read more

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