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Take the “Philosophical Health Check”

The philosophical health check purports to determine whether you hold contradictory beliefs. Apparently the premise is that this is a bad thing.

But what about Whitman? “Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” And don’t even get me started on Breton or Artaud.

And how does one determine whether to agree or disagree with statements like “It is not always right to judge individuals solely on their merits”? What does it mean to “judge individuals” in the first place? I mean, Adonal Foyle is not the best center in the NBA, but he does write some, okay some pretty indifferent poetry.

My tention quotient was 27%. They call that “low,” but the average score to date is 28%. So I guess low is average, which would make medium high, and . . . oh, suddenly I’m starting to feel sort of philosophically tense . . .

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  1. Well, I got 0%. I guess I’m just very consistent!

    Terrible test, though–it really couldn’t have been any other way.

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