May 28, 2005

Existentialist?

You scored as Existentialist. Existentialism emphasizes human capability. There is no greater power interfering with life and thus it is up to us to make things happen. Sometimes considered a negative and depressing world view, your optimism towards human accomplishment is immense. Mankind is condemned to be free and must accept the responsibility.

Existentialist

94%

Materialist

75%

Modernist

63%

Cultural Creative

25%

Romanticist

25%

Idealist

25%

Postmodernist

25%

Fundamentalist

13%

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Posted by James at May 28, 2005 11:29 AM
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I'm supposedly an existentialist, but I expected to come out as a materialist, simply because I thought the questions were way too esoteric. :)

Posted by: Julie at May 28, 2005 12:15 PM

Ok, that was a weird quiz. The questions were a bit vague for me. The quiz almost seemed designed to paint everyone as an existentialist.

Existentialist 63%
Cultural Creative 56%
Romanticist 56%
Modernist 50%
Postmodernist 44%
Fundamentalist 31%
Idealist 31%
Materialist 25%

Apparently, I am not strongly aligned to anything.

Posted by: briwei at May 28, 2005 4:13 PM

My Score:

Beer Drinking: 96%
Big and Hairy: 65%
Mediocre Poker Player: 75%
Itchy Taint: 60%

How did it know I had an itch?

Bill

Posted by: Bill at May 28, 2005 5:57 PM

You scored as Materialist.

Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.

Existentialist 88%
Materialist 88%
Modernist 75%
Postmodernist 69%
Cultural Creative 50%
Idealist 38%
Romanticist 31%
Fundamentalist 19%

Posted by: Chuck S. at May 28, 2005 6:23 PM

You don't believe in the *Force??*

Posted by: Julie at May 28, 2005 8:02 PM

I believe F=m*a

I think I didn't score high as a materialist because I don't think things can necessarily be understood by breaking them down into particles. Chaos theory kind of blew that one out of the water for me.

Posted by: James at May 28, 2005 9:49 PM

In reading a little about existentialism, it seems that it is natural for atheists to turn up as existentialists, or some sort of nihilists. Because the question of whether life has meaning or not appears intimately tied to whether one believes in a god.

Anyone know of a philosophy that argues that life has meaning, but doesn't tie it to theism?

Posted by: James at May 28, 2005 10:16 PM

Buddhism might fit that description, sort of.

Posted by: Julie at May 29, 2005 2:09 AM

I also scored a materialist. For whatever that's worth as I didn't understand wher they were going with half of the questions and for others agree or disagree didn't really seem appropriate.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at May 31, 2005 8:20 AM

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