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I have no clue what any of this means, but in the end I scored higher than you did

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I love taking tests. I test well. It’s how I got into college, because my grades? Not so great.

BUT ANYWAY…

So I took this test about philosophical beliefs or ethics or whether white is reallly black and we’ve been wrong all these years or whatever.

Here are my results. If you can translate for me, I’d be much obliged. (And the part where I scored higher than the rest of you? Scroll down to the end where I scored 99% in metaphysics, ethics, and a long word that I can’t spell by memory. 99% baby! Although, how can one score higher than 99% of the people who took this test has me confused. Were there wrong answers to be had?)

Your Score: N-S-O

You scored 55% Non-Reductionism, 44% Epistemological Absolutism, and 55% Moral Objectivism!

You are an N-S-O: a metaphysical Non-Reductionist, an epistemological Skeptic, and a moral Objectivist. If you are simply dying inside to figure out what all this mumbo-jumbo means, then simply continue reading.

Metaphysics: Non-Reductionism (Idealism or Realism) In metaphysics, my test measures your tendency towards Reductionism or Non-Reductionism. As a Non-Reductionist, you recognize that reality is not necessarily simple or unified, and you thus tend to produce a robust ontology instead of carelessly shaving away hypothetical entities that reflect our philosophical experiences. My test recognizes two types of Non-Reductionists: Idealists and Realists.

1. Idealists believe that reality is fundamentally unknowable. All we can ever know is the world of sense experience, thought, and other phenomena which are only distorted reflections of an ultimate (or noumenal) reality.

If your views are different from the above, then you may be a Realist.

2. Realists deny the validity of sloppy metaphysical reductions, because they feel that there is no reason to suspect that reality reflects principles of parsimony or simplicity. Realism is the most common-sensical of the metaphysical views. It doesn’t see reality as a unity or as reducible to matter or mind, nor does it see reality as divided into a phenomenal world of experience and an unknowable noumenal world of things-in-themselves.  Finally, realists deny that reality is ultimately a Unity or Absolute, though they recognize that reality can be viewed as a Unity when we consider the real relations between the parts as constituting this unity–but it doesn’t mean that the world isn’t also made up of particular things. *****

Epistemology: Skepticism (Idealism or Subjectivism) In regards to epistemology, my test measures your tendency towards Absolutism or Skepticism. As an epistemological Skeptic, you believe that ultimate reality cannot be known in any objective way. The two categories of Skeptics that my test recognizes are Idealists and Subjectivists.

1. Epistemological Idealists believe that knowledge of ultimate reality is impossible. All we can ever have knowledge about is the world of phenomenal human experience, but there is no reason to suspect that reality mirrors our perceptions and thoughts, according to Idealists. Idealists, then, tend to see truth as a coherence between a whole system of propositions taken to be true. We cannot escape from language or our conceptualized world of phenomena, so we are unable to reference propositions to facts and must instead determine their truth by comparing them to other propositions we hold to be true. As a result of such an idealism, knowledge of any ultimate reality is taken to be impossible, hence the Skeptical tendency of idealism.

If the above did not sound skeptical or idealistic enough to reflect your own views, then you are most likely a Subjectivist.

2. Epistemological Subjectivists, like idealists, believe that all our knowledge is ultimately of our own making because it is filtered through our subjective perceptions. Unlike an idealist, though, a subjectivist doesn’t believe in any universal categories of “truth” that apply to the phenomenal world, because each individual can create his own truth. Either that, or he will hold that society or custom creates its own forms of truth. A subjectivist will tend to regard scientific inquiry as a game of sorts–science does not reveal truths about reality, but only gives scientists pseudo-solutions to pseudo-problems of the scientific community’s own devising. 

*****

Ethics: Objectivism (Deontology or Logical Positivism) In Ethics, my test measures your tendency towards moral Objectivism or moral Relativism. As a moral Objectivist, you believe that morality applies to people universally and actually describes objects and situations out in the world as opposed to just subjects themselves. The two types of moral Objectivists my test recognizes are Kantian Deontologists and Utilitarians.

1. Kantian Deontologists believe that the one intrinsic good is a good will. A moral being does the right thing not out of recognition of any consequences, but out of a sense of moral duty. If that didn’t sound like your position, then you are probably the other variety of moral Objectivist–the Utilitarian.

2. Utilitarians define “happiness” or “pleasure” as the sole intrinsic good, and the principle “The greatest pleasure for the greatest number” best reflects a Utilitarian view of ethics.  Utilitarianism, of course, can also be reduced to Hedonism.  ROCK ON!!!*****

 My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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Link: The Sublime Philosophical Crap Test written by saint_gasoline on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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