Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

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Who would score highest on the LSAT?

Friedrich Nietzsche
9
5%
Ludwig Wittgenstein
41
21%
Immanuel Kant
44
23%
Socrates
28
15%
Ayn Rand
22
12%
Aristotle
25
13%
Karl Popper
4
2%
Karl Marx
7
4%
Richard Rorty
4
2%
Gottlob Frege
7
4%
 
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Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:09 am

Which philsopher would score highest on the LSAT? Predict the scores as well if you'd like.

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Postby jigglebottom » Fri May 11, 2012 11:11 am

ludwig

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:12 am

Agreed..any other takers?

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Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 11:14 am

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:14 am

Tupac should of been added..

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby dirtrida2 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:16 am

Wow, this is one of the "nerdiest" forum posts I have seen in awhile.

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Postby ConfidenceMan2 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:17 am

Weird list... Frege or Aristotle (assuming the test would be given in their native languages) are my guesses from this list. Presumably people will just vote for their "favorite philosophers", but the anal[ytic] philosophers would probably dominate most easily.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Fri May 11, 2012 11:18 am

How about Wittgenstein's brother, Paul, the one-armed pianist?

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:19 am

ConfidenceMan2 wrote:Weird list... Frege or Aristotle (assuming the test would be given in their native languages) are my guesses from this list. Presumably people will just vote for their "favorite philosophers", but the anal[ytic] philosophers would probably dominate most easily.


You'd say Frege > Wittgenstein?

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby flem » Fri May 11, 2012 11:19 am

IBPhilosopherKingjokes

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Fri May 11, 2012 11:20 am

All things being equal in terms of language, Wittgenstein would shame these fools.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 11:22 am

flem wrote:IBPhilosopherKingjokes

I believe he scored a 155

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:23 am

I shouldn't have even put Rorty or Nietzsche for that matter, both of which would argue that the merit and results of the exam are relative to the audience.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Fri May 11, 2012 11:23 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
flem wrote:IBPhilosopherKingjokes

I believe he EARNED a 155


FTFY

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Postby jigglebottom » Fri May 11, 2012 11:25 am

Nietzsche would ridicule the herd mentality of the law school applicant.

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Postby Joeshan520 » Fri May 11, 2012 11:26 am

jigglebottom wrote:Nietzsche would ridicule the herd mentality of the law school applicant.


FTW, Socrates would as well though.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby albusdumbledore » Fri May 11, 2012 11:27 am

What the hell is ayn rand doing on that list? Also, the answer is Kant.
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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Kikero » Fri May 11, 2012 11:27 am

I think Kant's abnormally large head would win the day.

ETA: But Cicero would have gotten a 180.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby flem » Fri May 11, 2012 11:27 am

albusdumbledore wrote:What the hell is ayn rand doing on that list?


Filling out the middle of this hypothetical bell curve

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby jigglebottom » Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

cicero would ask lsac for a special oral exam

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby CincinnatusND » Fri May 11, 2012 11:31 am

I suspect they'd all have the mental capability to do very well.

Without any prep, I'd say Ludwig.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby stillwater » Fri May 11, 2012 11:34 am

I bet Heidegger would do pretty well. By writing Being and Time he has also displayed the necessary degree of self-loathing that many law students have...

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby charliep » Fri May 11, 2012 11:38 am

aquinas (i dont understand a word of "on being and essence," so i assume it's brilliant)

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby jigglebottom » Fri May 11, 2012 11:42 am

i said that once about a tyga song but oddly enough arrived at a different conclusion.

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Re: Philosopher's Highest Score on the LSAT

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 11:48 am

I would have put money that Tupac would hit 170s easily.



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