Monday, September 26

the complete idiot's guide to understanding ethics

You scored as Hedonism. Your life is guided by the principles of Hedonism: You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you try to enjoy life's pleasures as much as you can.

'Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!'

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Strong Egoism




Justice (Fairness)








Divine Command


What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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This quiz made a very vague distinction between Hedonism and Utilitarianism. Not that I'm an expert, but from what I've been studying in the past few months, I think my Hedonism and Utilitarianism results should've been the other way around. If Anthony reads this, I'm sure he'll be delighted to see that the links go to

Lately I've been in a mood... I feel like I don't hate academics as much. I might even start reading extra philosophy and info about Roman religion. Which reminds me...

Today I had a discussion with gram about removing "under god" from the Pledge of Allegiance. She was saying that "even the Muslims believe in a god. We're not just going to remove it for the atheists." Slyly, I pointed out that atheists might not be the only people who have a problem with it. What about people of any religion who truly believe that church and state must be separated? What about the polytheists? Skirting the pagan issue, I used Hindus as an example, albeit one I poorly illustrated by mentioning, "Ganesha and, uh, all of those." Gram said that I don't believe in that anyways, all those little sprites wandering around, and I said that maybe I do. At this, Jeff said something uncharacteristically unintelligble about "no such thing... idols."

Mind you, I'm not one of those militant "we must see no vestige of your religion in a public place" folks. Separation of church and state is important to me, but at the same time I don't get angry at President Bush mentioning god in his speeches. Like President Bush I do not, but I'm not going to get angry at him for having beliefs and expressing them. It's the political/ religious agendas that are no good. To me, being vague and half-assed for the sake of popularity really isn't preferrable.


Anonymous Chirael said...

If Anthony reads this, I'm sure he'll be delighted to see that the links go to

Verily so! Though I was a bit disappointed to learn Congress Abandons WikiConstitution.

September 28, 2005 10:35 PM  

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