Thursday, May 23, 2013

A philosophical check-up

This was really cool....it's a website that has a 30 question survey designed to assess your philosophical framework.  Once you answer all 30 questions, you get a report about the extent to which your ideas, thoughts, and values are internally consistent.  Here's how the site describes it:
The Philosophical Health Check is designed to identify tensions or contradictions (a Tension Quotient) between various beliefs that you hold. The PHC does not aim to identify which of your beliefs are true or false, but where the beliefs you hold might not be compatible with each other.
Here are the first two questions from the survey:

Statement 1 of 30
There are no objective moral standards; moral judgements are merely an expression of the values of particular cultures.


Statement 2 of 30
So long as they do not harm others, individuals should be free to pursue their own ends.