Angela Mendelovici University of Western Ontario
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  • Faculty, University of Western Ontario
  • PhD, Princeton University, 2010.

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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: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Agnostic/undecided
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: yesYes, there are many analytic/synthetic distinctions, corresponding to the many different notions of content we can find uses for. None of these notions of content or analytic/synthetic distinctions are privileged.
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept: internalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Lean toward: skepticism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?The question is too unclear to answerIt depends on what you mean by "free will". If we're trying to get at the folk notion, I would lean towards no free will.
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Reject both
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Lean toward: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?The question is too unclear to answerIt depends what you want to do with it.
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept: internalismInternalism about the psychologically real kind of content, lean toward externalism about the (uninteresting) folk notion of content (the one we have intuitions about)
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral anti-realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?The question is too unclear to answerPanpsychism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Accept: two boxes
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Lean toward: deontology
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept: representationalism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Lean toward: further-fact view...if there is such thing as personal identity over time at all.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept an intermediate view
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Lean toward: scientific anti-realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept: death
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Lean toward: A-theory
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Accept: switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Accept: correspondence
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: metaphysically possible