Monday, May 16, 2005

Which Existentialist Philosopher Are You?

You scored as Albert Camus. You are Albert Camus, so you are one sweet existentialist. He built largely upon the framework of existentialists before him, and introduced the concept that life is absurd, but that we should continue living anyway. You have strong liberal leanings, although you annoy the Communists. You are susceptible to driving fast, and possibly crashing into a tree.

Albert Camus


Martin Heidegger


Friedrich Nietzsche


Not An Existentialist


Soren Kierkegaard


Jean-Paul Sartre


Which Existentialist Philosopher Are You?
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Peter said...

AD: help! (again). How do I make this fit into the column?? (I am so hopeless with html code; I should have you on retainer. hehehehe.)

A. D. said...

You know I have your back. . .

Right now I've had a few too many, but try copying the text from this file.

If that doesn't work, I'll try again when my mind is clearer.

Suzanne said...

Is it just me, or is Camus totally hot in this pic? Yowza.

A. D. said...

Kind of a James Dean thing going on.

Emily Lloyd said...

Camus is utterly dreamy in this pic, Suzanne.

I'm Sartre. I'd hoped, a bit, to be Nietzsche, so I could post a pic of that giant Fuller-brush mustache on my site. In college, during a Nietzsche seminar on N's birthday, we were encouraged to drink until the abyss looked into us... A very liberal school! The seminar sometimes met in the hot tub.

Sartre is not a handsome man, friends. But I DO believe that he had panic disorder instead of existentialism--Nausea reads like a straight-up description of panid d.--and I've got that, too. So there ya have it. Today, they'd treat Sartre's nausea with Celexa and Imipramine. [grin]

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Peter said...

AD: Almost worked, thx! I will see if I can figure out how to make the column a scootch thinner.

Suzanne: yes, Camus is HOT. Makes me want to read The Plague again.

Em: re: Nausea and today's meds: snork! so true!

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Peter said...

Thanks AD: you are so sweet!
I changed the table width to 250, and that seemed to work, so far. I'll try your new code later if needed.

Which existentialist are you, btw?

A bumper sticker I saw the other day: "Existentialists Have Nothing To Fear" hehehe

A. D. said...

My code has the BIG pic of Camus though. ;)
[I actually used this as an excuse to learn some VBasic text editing, so thanks.]

I'm a Heidegger and almost a Nietzsche.

Ginger Heatter said...

I'm afraid this quiz gets the thumbs down from me, since scoring as Heidegger prompts the suggestion that one might sympathize with Nazis. :-(

Charles said...

So funny. On Saturday night I went to this so-hip-it-hurts bar called "Camus." I think 90% of the people in there had no idea what the name meant. It had LED lights that cycled through a series of colors non-stop. It was trendalicious.

Also, I would go on dates with Camus, if he wasn't dead and he asked me.

Charles said...

I scored as Heidegger, which is strange, because I've always felt very Kierkegaardian.

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

Has anyone else read Heidegger's, 'Poetry, Language, Thought'? Say what you will about his philosophy, but Heidegger was -- bar none -- the WORST poet in the history of humankind.

Anyway, the quiz had to break my Camus/Sartre tie by asking me which of these I prefer:

1.) You believe existence precedes essence.

2.) You play soccer.


Peter said...

AD: Thank you. The new code totally works. You are a saint. I owe you a martini (or two).

Ginger: Sorry about Heidegger. I guess I'd forgotten that about him. Ouch.

Charles: That is so funny re: the Camus club. Trendaliscious! hehehe

AJ: What an enigmatic fantastic tie-breaker. "Existence precedes essence" or "play soccer." Hmmm. I'd answer "yes."

Ginger Heatter said...

Not your fault at all, Peter! It's the fault of the quiz's author, who wrote into his or her results the sentence "You also might have sympathetic feeling towards Nazis"--making light of something which out not be made light of, IMHO. Sorry I wasn't clearer about that.

early hours of sky said...

Yeah I love this quiz...this is so me and Emily bite your tongue Sarte was NOT ugly...

I am Soren Kierkegaard. Yea!!! I am Soren Kierkegaard...