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Famous Philosophers Quiz

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

Can you identify with "cogito ergo sum" and practice "Occam's Razor" techniques daily?
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Descartes wrote “Cogito, ergo sum” in his famous book “Principles of Philosophy”. In which year?

1 out of 10

Who wrote the Divine Comedy from 1307?

2 out of 10

Together with Adorno, Habermas and Horkheimer, Ernst Bloch was one of the main representatives of the which school?

3 out of 10

Who said “Knowledge is power” and wrote the utopian “New Atlantis”?

4 out of 10

Which philosopher was a teacher of Alexander the Great?

5 out of 10

Who proposed 5 proofs using reason to prove the existence of God and the immortality of the soul in the 13th century?

6 out of 10

Which book did Thomas More write before being convicted and beheaded by Henry VIII?

7 out of 10

William of Occam is famous for his concept “Occam’s razor”. What word best describes the concept?

8 out of 10

Which famous philosopher is said to have lived in a barrel?

9 out of 10

Whose work wrote of a “superman” which was subsequently misused by the Nazis for their purposes?

10 out of 10

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