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utilitarianism

remember, no design job is ever simple. this weekend i'm cleaning up infinite thøught's blogtestines. while she didn't ask me to do this quiz i thøught it best to cover all bases. i guess web designers are utilitarian—we like to keep our clients happy. IT asked me about lorem ipsum, dummy text used by web designers. lorem ipsum comes from Cicero's The Extremes of Good and Evil (de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum). here are quotes from lipsum.com:

Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit...

There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain...

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. {Section 1.10.32}

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. {Section 1.10.33}

UTILITARIANISM by John Stuart Mill | Utilitarianism @ wikipedia | Utilitarianism (Lat. utilis, useful) @ New Advent

You scored as Utilitarianism. Your life is guided by the principles of Utilitarianism: You seek the greatest good for the greatest number.

“The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”
--Jeremy Bentham

“Whenever the general disposition of the people is such, that each individual regards those only of his interests which are selfish, and does not dwell on, or concern himself for, his share of the general interest, in such a state of things, good government is impossible.”
--John Stuart Mill

More info at Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...

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Utilitarianism

95%

Existentialism

90%

Hedonism

85%

Justice (Fairness)

60%

Kantianism

55%

Apathy

40%

Divine Command

35%

Strong Egoism

15%

Nihilism

10%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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