Gregory Nixon University of Northern British Columbia
Contact

Affiliations
  • Faculty, University of Northern British Columbia
  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 1992.

Areas of specialization

Areas of interest

My philosophical views


blank

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.

See also:

QuestionAnswerComments
A priori knowledge: yes or no?Accept: yesThis is the broad use of "knowledge" as equivalent to "awareness". Objective, empirical, or factual knowledge would be a "no".
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?The question is too unclear to answerWe have yet to clearly define "imagination"; both images & names play a role, as does intuition.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept both
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Lean toward: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept both
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept: skepticism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?There is no fact of the matter
God: theism or atheism?The question is too unclear to answer
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Agnostic/undecided
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: relativism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?The question is too unclear to answer
Logic: classical or non-classical?Reject both
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept both
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?The question is too unclear to answerDefine "natural".
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept both
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?There is no fact of the matter
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?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Lean toward: disjunctivism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept: psychological view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: libertarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Skip
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept another alternative
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Reject both
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Skip
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: epistemic
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: conceivable but not metaphysically possible