It's Obvious, I'm No Libertarian

What do you know about your moral intuitions? Take a quiz and find out something about yourself. I took it, and the results were as follows:

Your Moralizing Quotient is: 0.67
Your Interference Factor is: 0.60
Your Universalizing Factor is: 0.75

So, what does this mean?

Your Moralizing Quotient is an aggregate measure of your tendency to condemn the actions described in these scenarios as morally wrong. A score of 1.00 indicates a fully moralising position. A score of 0.00 is a fully permissive response.

Your Interference Factor is an aggregate measure of your tendency to judge the actions described here as being the legitimate target of societal interference in the form of prevention or punishment. A score of 1.00 indicates that you think that every act described in these scenarios is subject to societal interference. A score of 0.00 indicates that you think that these acts are essentially a private matter, and that societal interference is inappropriate.

Your Universalizing Factor is an aggregate measure of your tendency to judge moral wrongdoing in universal terms. A score of 1.00 means that every time you have determined one of the acts depicted in these scenarios to be morally wrong, you have universalized the judgement of moral wrong doing; that is, you have indicated that the act is wrong regardless of prevailing cultural norms and social conventions. A score of 0.00, on the other hand, means that where you see moral wrong in the acts depicted in these scenarios, you have not once universalised the judgement of moral wrongdoing; that is, you have indicated that whether an act is to be thought of as wrong is largely a matter of social norms, and that it is quite possible that what is wrong in one culture may not be wrong in another. A score of -1 means that you saw no moral wrong in any of the activities depicted in these scenarios, and so it is not possible for this activity to determine the extent to which you see moral wrongdoing in universal terms.

The results are pretty dead on as they describe me. How about you? Take the quiz and see for yourself.

(h/t Marginal Revolution)

Comments

  1. It’s also obvious you’re having trouble with the TrackBack function! (You pinged Marginal Revolution six times!)

  2. Yeah, I know, I hate when that happens. I blame BlogJet (http://blogjet.com/). I emailed the good guys over at Marginal Revolution and asked for forgiveness for cluttering up their page.

  3. Taboo Test

    I am sure you can infer all of my answers to this test from this score…

    Your Moralising Quotient is: 0.00
    Your Interference Factor is: 0.00
    Your Universalising Factor is: -1.00

    Jacqueline Passey said she didn’t agree with the premise of the b…

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