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Philosophy is the study of fundamental human problems as the nature of existence, the meaning of knowledge, the nature of right and wrong, and the meaning of life. For most philosophers, the answer to that question is not "42".   

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Pseudoscience Basics

"Science" isn't so much a thing as a way of thinking. "Pseudoscience" is when people, through ignorance or malice, use a thought process that looks like science, but doesn't have the same rigor. This quiz tells the story of how you make that mistake.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 11 09
6153 plays
It's (Meta)Physics, Stupid!

I once debated with my tutor (a philosophy professor) that physics and philosophy were as different as subjects could be and could not be made to work synergistically. Take this quiz to see why I was wrong. (Please see II sections for discussion).
Average (10 qns)
Aug 22 13
1362 plays
Using Your Intuition

You just knew you'd be taking this quiz, didn't you? Welcome to the world of intuition.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 14 09
6333 plays
Winnie-the-Pooh - Philosophical Genius!

There is more to Winnie-the-Pooh than just a Bear of Very Little Brain! If you have read John Tyerman Williams's fascinating "Pooh and the Philosophers" then this will be a doddle. If not, maybe this will inspire you to read it.
Difficult (10 qns)
Oct 15 02
2295 plays
Critique of Pure Reason

Immmanuel Kant is perhaps the most important philosopher since Plato. His ideas of the process of thought and cognition truly did begin a "Copernican revolution", which is to be still filtered down us today. Please filter along...
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 31 02
2946 plays
A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

Alexander is studying for the final exam in his Introduction to Western Philosophy course - but, for every school of thought, there's one thing he just can't get right. Help him fix these lapses and pass the class!
Average (10 qns)
Jan 10 12
939 plays
A Hitchhiker's Guide To Epistemology

Imagine what might happen if your friend, Arthur, challenged your belief that you had a co-worker with a Ford Prefect. Better yet, don't imagine it. Play my quiz instead, a quiz certified to be an EPPQ (an Entertaining and Painless Philosophy Quiz).
Average (10 qns)
Feb 29 04
3324 plays

Throughout history, the philosopher has been both reviled and celebrated, rejected and cherished. In an homage to the love/hate relationship we have with our "lovers of wisdom," here is my very small contribution to a few of those big thinkers.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 30 06
3741 plays
Logically Speaking

STOP! WAIT! You can do this quiz. You can even enjoy this quiz. A few little logical puzzles, some perfectly innocent terminology and an application that reflects on the character of Plato. Just one little click...
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 16 04
3897 plays
A Journey Through Western Philosophy

A few questions about some better known western philosophers and political scientists. It's pretty basic stuff that you'd probably learn in a high school political science class. Thanks for taking my quiz, please let me know what you think of it.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 27 06
4887 plays
Philosophy of Religion

This quiz will cover some of the basics and not so basics of the Philosophy of Religion. It will be considerably harder for those with no prior philosophical knowledge, but all are welcome to play and maybe even learn something! Enjoy!
Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 27 09
1980 plays
And Nothing But The Truth

Let's put the truth on the table. Give me the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Truth or dare? This quiz, surprise, surprise, is all about truth and what it really means.
Average (10 qns)
May 21 13
1389 plays
Can You Spot the Fallacy?

A quiz about logical fallacies of reasoning that people use in arguments.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 31 08
4560 plays
Which Philosopher Wrote This?

I'll name a philosopohical work and you tell me who wrote it! All works are given in the form of their English titles (though some translations of titles might be different, I'll give the most widely accepted version).
Average (10 qns)
Mar 11 09
2949 plays
Metaphysics of Kant

German philosophy seems so rigid yet so mystical. I am certain Indian and Buddhist philosophy differs not so significantly from Immanuel Kant.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 11 02
1584 plays
The Roots and Seeds of a Vegetarian Life

If you are interested in learning more about vegetarian choices, this quiz is a short enchiridion (guide) to a few of the lifestyle's facts and misconceptions. Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 26 04
1938 plays
Global Philosophy

I shall describe the philosophical beliefs of early Greek, Asian, and Roman philosophers...and you dig out the correct figure.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 21 01
2931 plays
Non Novum Sub Sole!

There is nothing new under the sun! Many Modern Philosophies are based on ancient ideas. But do you know which ones?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 25 07
1812 plays
Match the Quote with the Philosopher

This quiz will allow you to test your knowledge of modern Western philosophers. Read the quote (some English translations of the original) and identify which philosopher penned it. I hope it is interesting, fun, and informative.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 03 09
1425 plays
Philosophy Fact File

How much do you know about the basics behind philosophy?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 31 04
4278 plays
Find the Fallacy: Fallacies of Weak Induction

This quiz features fallacious arguments using claims that are inductively weak! Once you take this quiz, you'll probably see more examples of these fallacies in daily life. :) Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 17 11
849 plays
Philosophy: Greek to the Renaissance

This quiz covers a lot of ground, fasten your seat belt!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
May 26 01
2538 plays
Modern Philosophers

These are questions about famous philosophers of the 19th century and 20th centuries.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 09 02
3285 plays
Basic Heidegger...

...if there is such a thing. Nota bene: the German word Dasein is literally "Being-there". It is our way of being-always already thrown into the world. All passages from "Being and Time" are translated by Macquarrie and Robinson.
Tough (10 qns)
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Oct 31 03
957 plays
Find the Fallacies: Fallacies of Relevance

This quiz includes examples of fallacies of relevance. Your job is to determine which fallacy is being committed! Hopefully you'll learn something, or at least become better at debate!
Average (10 qns)
Mar 15 11
825 plays
Philosophical Treatises With Long Titles!

Did you ever notice how long some titles were on those old philosophical treatises from the Renaissance period and beyond? Now you'll get a chance to apply that information to a useful cause...trivia!
Difficult (10 qns)
Dec 11 01
1224 plays
The Moral Side

I'm taking Religous Education as a GCSE -General Certificate of Secondary Education- and decided to make a quiz to help with revision. It is based on the moral issues side and I hope it will be fun for everyone! :D
Easy (10 qns)
Sep 15 09
945 plays

So what the heck is 'pataphysics anyway? Take this quiz and find out!
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 08 07
741 plays

Lots of fill in the blanks could make this quite challenging.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 01 01
2592 plays
Piecemeal Medieval Philosophies

The spirit of the times during the Medieval era put into a small quiz.
Difficult (10 qns)
Mar 27 16
93 plays
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