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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".
65 Philosophy quizzes and 910 Philosophy trivia questions.
  Pseudoscience Basics editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
"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, Correspondguy, Jul 29 14
6989 plays
  And Nothing But The Truth And Nothing But The Truth top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 21 13
Creedy gold member
1967 plays
  Using Your Intuition best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
You just knew you'd be taking this quiz, didn't you? Welcome to the world of intuition.
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Mar 17 19
Pagiedamon gold member
Mar 17 19
7253 plays
  It's (Meta)Physics, Stupid! editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, doublemm, Apr 23 16
1822 plays
  Can You Spot the Fallacy? editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about logical fallacies of reasoning that people use in arguments.
Average, 10 Qns, flamingo6684, Feb 07 22
Feb 07 22
6482 plays
  A Journey Through Western Philosophy top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, dudeinc, May 30 14
5309 plays
  A Momentary Lapse Of Reason top quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
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, CellarDoor, Jan 10 12
CellarDoor gold member
1294 plays
  Critique of Pure Reason best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, thejazzkickazz, Jan 22 11
thejazzkickazz gold member
3173 plays
  A Hitchhiker's Guide To Epistemology top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, uglybird, Mar 01 13
3499 plays
  SOPHISTication top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, bassman68, Jul 19 14
4036 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who wrote "The Order of Things"?

From Quiz "Which Philosopher Wrote This?"

  Winnie-the-Pooh - Philosophical Genius! best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, Elanor, Dec 19 11
2521 plays
  Non Novum Sub Sole! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There is nothing new under the sun! Many Modern Philosophies are based on ancient ideas. But do you know which ones?
Average, 10 Qns, Emerald88, Dec 30 14
2102 plays
  Which Philosopher Wrote This? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, I-Am-A-Car, Sep 12 10
3224 plays
  Logically Speaking top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, uglybird, Aug 19 16
Aug 19 16
4062 plays
  Philosophy: Philosophical Terminology - 15 questions - 4 mins
I hope you know your philosophical terms - if you don't, you will not do well on this quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, rodricushr, May 23 20
May 23 20
4587 plays
  Skepticism 101 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know how to think like a skeptic? Here's a quiz on some very basic concepts in skepticism. This quiz is about everyday skepticism, or scientific skepticism, not philosophical skepticism.
Average, 10 Qns, MsElaine, Mar 09 13
1332 plays
  The Roots and Seeds of a Vegetarian Life great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, LilahDeDah, Sep 03 19
Sep 03 19
2055 plays
  Modern Philosophers - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are questions about famous philosophers of the 19th century and 20th centuries.
Average, 10 Qns, lunarmercury, Oct 04 19
Oct 04 19
3604 plays
  Philosophy Fact File popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about the basics behind philosophy?
Average, 10 Qns, kizlode, Jul 18 18
Jul 18 18
4476 plays
  Find the Fallacies: Fallacies of Relevance - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, natrick, Jul 03 19
Jul 03 19
1220 plays
  The Bonfire of the Humanities - 10 questions - 4 mins
Academics have described a current style of teaching classical Greek philosophy in universities as throwing it onto the bonfire (or bin fire) of the humanities. This quiz will rescue a particular group of philosophers from the unlit bonfire.
Average, 10 Qns, misstified, Sep 28 21
misstified gold member
Sep 28 21
199 plays
  It's Only Illogical popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Match the statement on the left to the logical fallacy that describes it. Remember, a logical fallacy is a method of incorrect reasoning used to reach a conclusion.
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Dec 17 18
Joepetz gold member
Dec 17 18
274 plays
  Philosophy of Religion popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, I-Am-A-Car, May 11 17
May 11 17
2242 plays
  Match the Quote with the Philosopher popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, johnny_rye, Jun 03 09
1643 plays
  Basic Heidegger... - 10 questions - 5 mins
...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, gti mug pa, Jul 16 08
gti mug pa
1045 plays
  A "New Age" Glossary Quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
"New Age" is a hard concept to categorize. I believe that it is a philosophy and one that I embrace. See if you know these "New Age" definitions! "New Age Encyclopedia" by Belinda Whitworth used for reference.
Average, 10 Qns, superferd, Oct 15 22
Oct 15 22
1507 plays
  The Moral Side - 10 questions - 3 mins
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
Easier, 10 Qns, oblackhearto, Nov 06 15
1163 plays
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, natrick, Jul 10 15
1091 plays
  Illogically Thinking - 10 questions - 5 mins
Did you ever hear someone make an argument and think, "wait that doesn't make sense"? These arguments are called logical fallacies. An example: You'll love this quiz because I wrote it. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jan 17 19
Joepetz gold member
Jan 17 19
297 plays
  Me, You, and Kuhn: Scientific Revolutions - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here's a quiz based on Thomas Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions (as theorized in his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"). Materials consulted include Kuhn's above-mentioned book, and the "Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy."
Average, 10 Qns, Antwell, Jun 08 18
Jun 08 18
519 plays
  A Postmodern Quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
This quiz includes postmodern philosophy and other related literature.
Difficult, 10 Qns, zarcon411, Feb 15 08
934 plays
  Multiple Choice Quiz about Philosophy - 10 questions - 3 mins
Don't even try this if you are not up to the challenge- it will eat you alive... MWAHAHAHAHA!!!
Average, 10 Qns, highstrung, Dec 21 19
Dec 21 19
6876 plays
  The Vegan House Rules - 10 questions - 3 mins
A quick yes/no quiz. Could a strictly vegan person eat or wear these things? (Remember, vegans avoid all animal products.)
Average, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Oct 29 18
Oct 29 18
2276 plays
  Your Philosophy Syllabus popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Lovers of knowledge, take my course for a journey through some of the greatest philosophy books ever written. Do you have what it takes to complete the course?
Average, 10 Qns, albert11, Jan 04 17
albert11 gold member
Jan 04 17
234 plays
This quiz concerns the first book (including the prologue) of Lucretius' 1st c. BC treatise "De Rerum Natura", or "On The Nature Of The Universe". How much do you know about this ancient philosophical text? Translation used: R. Melville (1997).
Average, 10 Qns, AlexxSchneider, Feb 22 22
AlexxSchneider gold member
Feb 22 22
224 plays
  'Pataphysics! - 10 questions - 5 mins
So what the heck is 'pataphysics anyway? Take this quiz and find out!
Tough, 10 Qns, qmwne, Oct 10 09
800 plays
  This Doesn't Make Any Sense - 10 questions - 7 mins
Match the logical fallacy to the statement that is an example of it.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 16 19
Very Difficult
Joepetz gold member
Oct 16 19
198 plays
  Piecemeal Medieval Philosophies - 10 questions - 6 mins
The spirit of the times during the Medieval era put into a small quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, pilosopiya, Mar 27 16
190 plays
  Survey of Philosophy - 10 questions - 3 mins
Take a quick trip through some of the interesting ideas and people in philosophy.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 31 16
Jul 31 16
5406 plays
  Philosophy and Philosophers - 10 questions - 5 mins
Really no idea how easy or difficult this quiz will be. Looking forward to any comments, and to other quizzes on this topic...
Tough, 10 Qns, theo, Sep 22 21
Sep 22 21
4765 plays
  Metaphysics of Kant popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, thejazzkickazz, Apr 20 18
thejazzkickazz gold member
Apr 20 18
1676 plays
  Philosophical Treatises With Long Titles! - 10 questions - 5 mins
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!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 11 01
thejazzkickazz gold member
1276 plays
  Western Philosophies - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match the philosophical concepts to the philosophical school or philospher, from ancient Greek thinkers to modern times.
Average, 10 Qns, Unslopogaas, Mar 14 16
2213 plays
  Philosophy Ideas and People - 5 questions - 3 mins
See what you know about this......
Average, 5 Qns, silverjade, May 06 16
3822 plays
  Utopian Philosophers - 15 questions - 4 mins
As our world begins to form a 'more perfect union,' and as I studied Utopias last year, here's a fitting quiz. ... Here's a simple true or false quiz over basic Utopian philosophers. Enter false, if any part of the statement is false.
Average, 15 Qns, flitwick, Sep 29 15
1838 plays
  Global Philosophy popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
I shall describe the philosophical beliefs of early Greek, Asian, and Roman philosophers...and you dig out the correct figure.
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 16 13
thejazzkickazz gold member
3100 plays
  Rise of Democratic Ideas - 10 questions - 4 mins
Democracy developed over thousands of years. We can thank the Greeks, Romans, Christians, Jews, British and French just to name a few for democratic forms of government. Here are some questions about that development.
Average, 10 Qns, cnaron, Jun 10 18
Jun 10 18
1046 plays
  Philosophy: 10 Questions - 10 questions - 6 mins
Lots of fill in the blanks could make this quite challenging.
Tough, 10 Qns, divinity21, Jun 12 16
Jun 12 16
2678 plays
  Philosophy: Greek to the Renaissance popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz covers a lot of ground, fasten your seat belt!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Nov 10 07
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
2589 plays
  How much do you know about the New Age? - 15 questions - 6 mins
Although not an organized religion or sect, and based in many philosophies and religions old as time, the New Age movement, in all its diversity, has gained a place in our culture. See how much do you know about it.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Mysticalman, Jun 01 03
923 plays
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