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Famous Philosophers Quiz

This famous philosophers quiz includes 10 random questions based on our famous philosophers list.

Can you identify with "cogito ergo sum" and practice "Occam's Razor" techniques daily?
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1) Descartes wrote “Cogito, ergo sum” in his famous book “Principles of Philosophy”. In which year?
2) Which philosopher was a teacher of Alexander the Great?
3) Who proposed 5 proofs using reason to prove the existence of God and the immortality of the soul in the 13th century?
4) Which book did Thomas More write before being convicted and beheaded by Henry VIII?
5) Together with Adorno, Habermas and Horkheimer, Ernst Bloch was one of the main representatives of the which school?
6) Which famous philosopher is said to have lived in a barrel?
7) William of Occam is famous for his concept “Occam’s razor”. What word best describes the concept?
8) Who said “Knowledge is power” and wrote the utopian “New Atlantis”?
9) Whose work wrote of a “superman” which was subsequently misused by the Nazis for their purposes?
10) Who wrote the Divine Comedy from 1307?

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  1. William Richardson says:

    Just the quiz

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