Rosalind Hursthouse University of Auckland
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My philosophical views

The answers shown here are not necessarily the same provided as part of the 2009 PhilPapers Survey. These answers can be updated at any time.

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QuestionAnswerComments
A priori knowledge: yes or no?Accept another alternative
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: Platonism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept an intermediate view
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: no
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?There is no fact of the matter
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Reject all
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept an intermediate view
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Lean toward: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Lean toward: classical
Mental content: internalism or externalism?The question is too unclear to answer..because what 'mental content' is is so hopelessly unclear.
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept an intermediate view
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?There is no fact of the matter
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?The question is too unclear to answer
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept an intermediate view
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept both
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Lean toward: disjunctivism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept more than one
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?There is no fact of the matter
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept an intermediate view
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept another alternativeIt's survival but (as all science fiction authors clearly assume)survival with the same body; the fact that it is new matter is neither here nor there, any more than it is over 7 years.
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Lean toward: switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Reject all
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Otheran issue for idiots