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Trivia Quiz - Philosophy Who's Who


Ten questions on some of the world's greatest thinkers. Your task is to match the correct philosopher with the description.

Quiz Number: 5076
Date Submitted: June 08, 2013
Quiz Categories: History, Various
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 38.9 percent
Times Taken: 9 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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Philosophy Whos Who

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1. Which philosopher (c429-377 BC) was concerned with changing and unchanging ideas. He saw unchanging ideas such as 'goodness', 'truth' and mathematics as perfect, infallible human knowledge.
  A.   Socrates
  B.   Plato
  C.   Aristotle
  D.   Seneca

2. Which philosopher (1711-1776) divided all knowledge into matters of fact and experience, and that which was knowledge of relations of ideas?
  A.   David Hume
  B.   Georg Hegel
  C.   George Berkeley
  D.   Thomas Aquinas

3. Which philosopher (1844-1900) espoused the idea of weakness being the ultimate evil and also developed the concept of the "superman"?
  A.   Georg Hegel
  B.   Arthur Schopenhauer
  C.   Thomas Hobbes
  D.   Friedrich Nietzsche

4. Which philosopher (1731-1784) coined the famous phrase, "What has never been questioned, has never been proved."?
  A.   Francis Bacon
  B.   Jean-Jacques Rosseau
  C.   Denis Diderot
  D.   Betrand Russell

5. Which philosopher (16623-1662) combined his ideas with intense spirituality, arguing we are incapable of proving God's existence by rational means?
  A.   Rene Descartes
  B.   Benedict Spinoza
  C.   Jean Paul-Satre
  D.   Blaise Pascal

6. Which philosopher (1724-1804) believed moral principles are to be followed regardless of possible consequences?
  A.   John Stuart Mill
  B.   Voltaire
  C.   Immanuel Kant
  D.   Jeremy Bentham

7. Which philosopher (1770-1831) was concerned with the ultimate nature of reality, the foundation of morality and the nature of reason?
  A.   Georg Hegel
  B.   Voltaire
  C.   Jean-Jacques Rosseau
  D.   John Stuart Mill

8. Which philosopher (1632-1677) believed the role of reason over experience allowed one to arrive at what is correct? His major work was "Ethics".
  A.   Benedict Spinoza
  B.   Rene Descartes
  C.   Gottfried Leibniz
  D.   Martin Luther

9. Which philosopher (1694-1778) was a staunch believer in religious and social tolerance and was famous for his saying, "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him"?
  A.   Jeremy Bentham
  B.   Jean-Jacques Rosseau
  C.   Karl Marx
  D.   Voltaire

10. Which philosopher (1632-1704) was the first to formulate the ideas of empiricism; all our beliefs are learned through our experience of the world?
  A.   Rene Descartes
  B.   David Hume
  C.   John Locke
  D.   John Stuart Mill


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