How much of a philosophy nerd are you?

There are many smart people in the world, and the smartest are philosophers. Are you a philosopher or are you just a tad confused about all that intellectual stuff?

This quiz is designed to separate out the thinkers from the riff-raff. Are you riff-raff, or do you have what it takes to be the next Nietzsche? Take the quiz and see how you fare!

Created by: Sylvis
  1. What does 'cogito ergo sum' translate as?
  2. In which text does Plato discuss the idea of love and soulmates?
  3. Which of the following best describes Hegel's theory of the dialectic?
  4. What does 'il n'y a pas de hors-texte' roughly translate as, and who said it?
  5. Who wrote 'Discipline and Punish'
  6. Judith Butler is best known for her theories on:
  7. Iff A, then B. A, therefore:
  8. You are a train driver and you receive word that there are children on the tracks up ahead. If you divert the train, you will kill everyone on board. If you don't, you will definitely kill 4 innocent children. You decide to divert the train. This is an ex
  9. Hans-Georg Gadamer wrote a book called 'Truth and Method.' This was about the study of:
  10. Which of these is NOT a book written by Nietzsche
  11. Who wrote 'The Social Contract'?
  12. Foucault's theory of power most contradicts whose theory of power?
  13. Peter Singer's latest book is about:
  14. There is a competition to win a llama. There are three doors, and the llama is behind one of the doors. The host knows which door the llama is behind. You get to choose one door that you think the llama is behind, and it is not opened. Then the host opens
  15. A period of time characterised by a waning of affect, increased consumerism, increased individualism/isolation, euphoria and self-annihilation, pastiche, nostalgia, among other things. This description most likely refers to:
  16. Who said 'life is a verb and the actors aren't all human.'

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Quiz topic: How much of a philosophy nerd am I?