Carmelo Calì Università degli Studi di Palermo
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  • Faculty, Università degli Studi di Palermo
  • PhD, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 2002.

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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?Lean toward: yesonly if a proper definition of a priori is to be worked out such as to cover blue being opposite to yellow as invariant fact of perceptual knowledge
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: nominalism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Lean toward: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept another alternativeanalytic in Bolzano and Austrian School sense; to be combined with the difference between formal and material ontology
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept an intermediate viewA justification process should be construed as grounded on the subject's refusal/acceptance of what it is not possible that appear to a her given some phenomenal conditions which on the objective side are constrained by which things gain access to the phenomenal world. Having a blu spot located in the visual field requires de re a surface and rules out it to become yellow in a smooth way.
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Lean toward: non-skeptical realismIt is not matter of having real or mental properties but of gaining access to invariances (object-side) through trasformations induced either merely by perceptual-motor activities or by methodically constrained procedures
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: libertarianism
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Lean toward: empiricism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: invariantism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept both
Mental content: internalism or externalism?The question is too unclear to answerIt depends upon what is meant by "content" and which sorts of conditions of truth/satisfaction it is identified with.
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept another alternativephenomenologial realism as the way a Sachverhalt looks like to an agent suggesting way of action and constraints about what it is possible to be carried out (see Wertheimer on ethics axioms and structural contexts of experience)
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Lean toward: naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Lean toward: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept another alternativeNon conceptual and phenomenally grounded judgement tuned with structural and interactive conditions of mutual cooperation (nozick + gestalt theory)
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept an intermediate view
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Lean toward: consequentialism
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Reject allPhenomenological realism (as Epstein-Hatfield dubs the phenomenological explanation of perception in the Gestaltist tradition)
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Lean toward: biological view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Accept: libertarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Lean toward: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?The question is too unclear to answer
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?Agnostic/undecided
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: correspondence
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: conceivable but not metaphysically possible