Monday-Meme – What’s Your Philosophical Anthropology?

21 07 2008

Both of his regular readers will know that Mr President is quite the Philosophy buff so this test was one he just had to take. Yet the result is peculiar. He would certainly list Plato as his favourite philosopher yet “traditional” would not be a word he’d use to describe himself. Orthodoxy? He hates it. Catholicism is the one religion he’s bashed most. He doesn’t even have a religion!

Virtues? He thinks people are inherently bad and doesn’t even think that it’s wrong that they are as it’s natural. Were it not for the parts about Plato, about history and a small government he’d just write it off as inaccurate but those are true.

What do you think? Is this accurate? What about you, what’s your score?

What’s your Philosophical Anthropology?
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You scored as Classical HumanistYou think that persons are ontologically good but morally bad. You are traditional and orthodoxy is very important to you. You are most likely Catholic, or else your religion is ancient, with a long continuous tradition. You have a good sense of humor and like to take things easy. You aren’t a very exciting person, but are dependable. You think that people need to cultivate the virtues of prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice. You think that the study of science is good, but don’t often keep up with the products of technological progress. You believe that the study of history has great application to understanding current events. You think that people can govern themselves most of the time, and that government needs to be mainly small; however, you do not expect too much of government. Your favorite philosophers are Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Marcus Aurelius, Augustine of Hippo, and Thomas Aquinas.

Classical Humanist
Enlightenment Optimist



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30 07 2008
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