Name the Author (Philosophy)

Based on the work, name the author
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Last updated: May 25, 2023
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Discourse on the Method
René Descartes
John Stuart Mill
The City of God
Saint Augustine
Finite and Eternal Being: An Attempt to an Ascent to the Meaning of Being
Edith Stein
Critique of Practical Reason
Immanuel Kant
The Social Contract
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Incoherence of the Incoherence
Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
Being and Time
Martin Heidegger
The Ethics of Ambiguity
Simone de Beauvoir
The Art of Happiness
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
David Hume
The Ethics: Concerning God
Baruch Spinoza
The World as Will and Representation
Arthur Schopenhauer
Discipline and Punish
Michel Foucault
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft
A History of Western Philosophy
Bertrand Russell
Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu
The Republic
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke
Phenomenology of Spirit
Georg W. F. Hegel
Summa Theologica
Thomas Aquinas
Elizabeth Anscombe
Treatise on Place
Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen)
The Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
On Liberty
John Stuart Mill
Negative Dialetics
Theodor Adorno
The Human Condition
Hannah Arendt
Novum Organum
Francis Bacon
Thomas Hobbes
Incoherence of the Philosophers
Al-Ghazali (Algazel)
The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Das Kapital
Karl Marx
The Views of the People of The Virtuous City
A Treatise of Human Nature
David Hume
The Stranger
Albert Camus
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Marcus Aurelius
A Theory of Justice
John Rawls
Nicomachean Ethics
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
George Berkeley
The Book of Healing
Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
Tractatus Theologico-Politicus
Baruch Spinoza
The German Ideology
Karl Marx
Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Immanuel Kant
The Logic of Scientific Discovery
Karl Popper
On the Shortness of Life
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
Jeremy Bentham
Gottfried W. Leibniz
The Philosophy of History
Georg, W. F. Hegel
Being and Nothingness
Jean-Paul Sartre
De Cive
Thomas Hobbes
Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche
The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy
Anne Conway (Viscountess Conway)
Fear and Trembling
Søren Kierkegaard
The Antichrist
Friedrich Nietzsche
Zhuang Zhou
Two Treatises of Government
John Locke
Gender Trouble
Judith Butler
Level 69
Dec 26, 2015
Great quiz. Unfortunately St. Augustine didn't work...
Level 79
Apr 16, 2020
Fixed! Thank you very much for your suggestions.
Level 85
Aug 29, 2018
I got a 52, so I guess my PhD in philosophy finally paid off. You should accept de Beauvoir without her first name and Augustine without his sainthood. Also, a lot of the authors from late antiquity didn't title those works like that. They were just picked by publishers. Still, interesting quiz.
Level 79
Apr 16, 2020
Fixed! Thank you very much for your suggestions.
Level 54
Dec 29, 2019
The Zhuangzi is written by Zhuangzi (the work is eponymous, also he's called Chuang Tzu)
Level 79
Apr 16, 2020
Fixed! Thank you very much for your suggestions.
Level 31
Apr 15, 2020
great quiz, difficult to score highly when u have to select each work individually and provide an answer.

Should accept some alternative spellings of Lao Tze as there are multiple ways to translate it, such as lao tse and laozi

Level 79
Apr 16, 2020
Fixed! Thank you very much for your suggestions.
Level 74
Feb 16, 2022
Great quiz. Got 18. Good way to tell the difference between the ones I heard about in college versus the ones I actually learned in college. Probably could have had a couple more if I remembered the correct spellings. Most obscure one I got was Zhuangzi thanks to Dr. Graff's excellent Intellectual History of Early China class. Unfortunately my Intro to Philosophy class was a bit of a wasted opportunity.
Level 78
Feb 16, 2022
Interesting test, although perhaps you could be more lenient with the spelling of Nietszches, Schopenhauers, Wittgensteins and the like...
Level 79
May 25, 2023
Do appreciate the feedback. Thank you very much for the suggestion.
Level 23
May 24, 2023
I got 58. Guess my study on philosophers paid off. I wish there was a little bit more time though
Level 79
May 25, 2023
Do appreciate the feedback. Thank you very much for the suggestion.