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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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trivia quiz  Pseudoscience Basics Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Correspondguy, Oct 11 09

"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.
Oct 11 09
6630 plays
trivia quiz  It's (Meta)Physics, Stupid! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Aug 22 13

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).
doublemm gold member
Aug 22 13
1680 plays
trivia quiz  Using Your Intuition cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Pagiedamon, Feb 14 09

You just knew you'd be taking this quiz, didn't you? Welcome to the world of intuition.
Pagiedamon gold member
Feb 14 09
6720 plays
trivia quiz  Winnie-the-Pooh - Philosophical Genius! cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Elanor, Oct 15 02

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.
Oct 15 02
2481 plays
trivia quiz  Critique of Pure Reason cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 31 02

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...
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 31 02
3096 plays
trivia quiz  A Momentary Lapse Of Reason cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jan 10 12

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!
CellarDoor gold member
Jan 10 12
1125 plays
trivia quiz  A Hitchhiker's Guide To Epistemology cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 29 04

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).
Feb 29 04
3462 plays
trivia quiz  SOPHISTication cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bassman68, Dec 30 06

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.
Dec 30 06
3918 plays
photo quiz  And Nothing But The Truth cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 21 13

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.
Creedy gold member
May 21 13
1692 plays
trivia quiz  Logically Speaking cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 16 04

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...
Feb 16 04
4017 plays
trivia quiz  A Journey Through Western Philosophy cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dudeinc, Nov 27 06

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.
Nov 27 06
5103 plays
match quiz  It's Only Illogical cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Feb 23 18

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.
Joepetz gold member
Feb 23 18
234 plays
trivia quiz  Which Philosopher Wrote This? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, I-Am-A-Car, Mar 11 09

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).
Mar 11 09
3084 plays
trivia quiz  The Roots and Seeds of a Vegetarian Life cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Oct 26 04

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!
Oct 26 04
2028 plays
trivia quiz  Can You Spot the Fallacy? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flamingo6684, Jan 31 08

A quiz about logical fallacies of reasoning that people use in arguments.
Jan 31 08
4839 plays
trivia quiz  Philosophy of Religion 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, I-Am-A-Car, Mar 27 09

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!
Mar 27 09
2133 plays
trivia quiz  Metaphysics of Kant 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 11 02

German philosophy seems so rigid yet so mystical. I am certain Indian and Buddhist philosophy differs not so significantly from Immanuel Kant.
thejazzkickazz gold member
Aug 11 02
1650 plays
trivia quiz  Match the Quote with the Philosopher 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, johnny_rye, Jun 03 09

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.
Jun 03 09
1557 plays
trivia quiz  Your Philosophy Syllabus 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, albert11, Nov 02 15

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?
albert11 gold member
Nov 02 15
192 plays
trivia quiz  Non Novum Sub Sole! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Emerald88, Mar 25 07

There is nothing new under the sun! Many Modern Philosophies are based on ancient ideas. But do you know which ones?
Mar 25 07
2007 plays
trivia quiz  Global Philosophy 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Nov 21 01

I shall describe the philosophical beliefs of early Greek, Asian, and Roman philosophers...and you dig out the correct figure.
thejazzkickazz gold member
Nov 21 01
3072 plays
trivia quiz  Philosophy Fact File 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kizlode, Jan 31 04

How much do you know about the basics behind philosophy?
Jan 31 04
4419 plays
match quiz  This Doesn't Make Any Sense 10 questions
Impossible, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 16 19

Match the logical fallacy to the statement that is an example of it.
Joepetz gold member
Oct 16 19
162 plays
trivia quiz  Find the Fallacy: Fallacies of Weak Induction 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, natrick, Mar 17 11

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!
Mar 17 11
942 plays
trivia quiz  Philosophy: Greek to the Renaissance 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, May 26 01

This quiz covers a lot of ground, fasten your seat belt!
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
May 26 01
2568 plays
trivia quiz  Basic Heidegger... 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, gti mug pa, Oct 31 03

...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.
gti mug pa
Oct 31 03
984 plays
trivia quiz  Modern Philosophers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lunarmercury, Oct 09 02

These are questions about famous philosophers of the 19th century and 20th centuries.
Oct 09 02
3465 plays
trivia quiz  Skepticism 101 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MsElaine, Mar 09 10

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.
Mar 09 10
1263 plays
trivia quiz  Find the Fallacies: Fallacies of Relevance 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, natrick, Mar 15 11

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!
Mar 15 11
990 plays
trivia quiz  Philosophical Treatises With Long Titles! 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Dec 11 01

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!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Dec 11 01
1266 plays
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