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Let's get philisophical.

A selection of questions about philosophers and philosophy. 10 Questions.

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What is the literal meaning of the word 'philosophy'?

  • Wise Thinking
  • Sophisticated Thought
  • Life Thoughts
  • Love of Wisdom

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Which Greek philosopher founded "The Acadamy of Athens" circa 387BC?

  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Euripides

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"Every man should be his own government, his own law and his own church". Which social and political structure is being described?

  • Anarchy
  • Socialism
  • Democracy
  • Communism

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What is Rene Descarte's assertion "Cogito ergo sum" translated into English?

  • I can and I will.
  • I think therefore I am.
  • I came, I saw, I conquered.
  • Sound mind in a healthy body.

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Which seventeenth century philosopher stressed the importance to civilisation of "Enlightened self-interest" in his work entitled "Leviathan"?

  • Nicholas Lobbes
  • Tobias Nobbes
  • Justinian Cobbes
  • Thomas Hobbes

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Whose philosophical ideal of "ubermensh" or "superman" was distorted and used by the Nazis?

  • Nietzsche
  • Freud
  • Engels
  • Jung

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Which declaration of Jean Jacques Rousseau became the slogan of the French Revolution?

  • All for one, one for all.
  • All men are born free.
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.
  • Man the barracades.

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What nationality was the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard?

  • Finnish
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian

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Who painted the picture "The Philosopher's Lamp"?

  • Salvador Dali
  • Marc Chagall
  • Rene Magritte
  • Paul Mondrian

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The "Philosophers Stone" was believed by alchamists to contain the "Elixer of Life" which enabled rejuvanation or even immortality. What other property was it said to have?

  • Turning base metal into gold.
  • Turning stones into bread.
  • Turning water into wine.
  • Turning wool into silk.