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Can You Define These 12 Philosophical Terms?

These 12 philosophical terms may seem cut and dry, but the answer may not be as obvious as you think. Embark on this quiz and discover if you can define these philosophical terms with ease!
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Define the term: Absolutism.
Existing only in the mind
The doctrine of a being that is without restriction
Inconsistent with logic

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Define the term: altruism.
The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
Abstract separation of a whole

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Define the term: collectivism.
A body of people living together and sharing everything
The state of sticking together
A theory that the people should own the means of production

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Define the word: cosmology.
The study of how stars affect spiritual wellbeing
The study of the zodiac
Metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe

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Define the term: deism.
A supernatural being worshipped as controlling the world
The belief in God on the basis of reason alone
A belief in several gods

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Define the term: egalitarianism.
The doctrine of the equality of mankind
The equality of women
The equality of men

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Define the term: Egoism.
A false sense of confidence
Freeing someone from the control of another
Concern for your own interests and welfare

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Define the term: esoteric.
The quality of being the same as others
The choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
Understandable only by an enlightened inner circle

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Define the term: exegesis.
A philosophy that assumes that people are entirely free
An explanation or critical interpretation
The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

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Define the term: fallible.
A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will
The ultimate agency predetermining the course of events

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Define the term: hedonism.
A commonsense rule to help solve some problem
The system or form by which a community is ruled
An ethical system that values the pursuit of pleasure

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Define the term: materialism.
A desire for wealth and possessions
Theory that capitalism will be superseded by communism
The belief that the world can be made better by human effort

C+, Philosophical Term Tepid

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are philosophical term tepid! Though you may have known a few of the definitions on this quiz, you're not well versed on your philosophical terms just yet. Fret not, this quiz likely taught you something new. There's no failure in that!

B+, Philosophical Term Terrific

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're philosophical term terrific! It's obvious that you're highly influenced and interested by the world of philosophy. You knew these terms the way only an intellectual on the topic truly could!

A+, Philosophical Term Perfect

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Based on the results of this quiz you are philosophical term perfect! It's obvious that you know your philosophy well. Not only do you understand philosophical and spiritual concepts, but you understand what they mean in everyday life. Well done!
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Define the term: Absolutism.
Existing only in the mind
The doctrine of a being that is without restriction
Inconsistent with logic
2
Define the term: altruism.
The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
Drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity
Abstract separation of a whole
3
Define the term: collectivism.
A body of people living together and sharing everything
The state of sticking together
A theory that the people should own the means of production
4
Define the word: cosmology.
The study of how stars affect spiritual wellbeing
The study of the zodiac
Metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
5
Define the term: deism.
A supernatural being worshipped as controlling the world
The belief in God on the basis of reason alone
A belief in several gods
6
Define the term: egalitarianism.
The doctrine of the equality of mankind
The equality of women
The equality of men
7
Define the term: Egoism.
A false sense of confidence
Freeing someone from the control of another
Concern for your own interests and welfare
8
Define the term: esoteric.
The quality of being the same as others
The choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
Understandable only by an enlightened inner circle
9
Define the term: exegesis.
A philosophy that assumes that people are entirely free
An explanation or critical interpretation
The act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
10
Define the term: fallible.
A misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will
The ultimate agency predetermining the course of events
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Define the term: hedonism.
A commonsense rule to help solve some problem
The system or form by which a community is ruled
An ethical system that values the pursuit of pleasure
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Define the term: materialism.
A desire for wealth and possessions
Theory that capitalism will be superseded by communism
The belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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