Graham White Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
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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?Accept another alternativeEliminativist with some technical subtleties
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Agnostic/undecided
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?The question is too unclear to answerVery agnostic about the internal/external distinction
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept: compatibilism
God: theism or atheism?Lean toward: theism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept another alternativeHmm, Kant already thought he had got beyond this dichotomy.
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?There is no fact of the matter
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Agnostic/undecided
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept more than one
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept more than onedisjunctivism + representationalism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept: further-fact view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Accept more than one
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept: FregeanRather: there are Fregean proper names, but they may not be coextensive with proper names in the everyday sense of the term
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept: scientific realismwith suitable Duhemian qualifications
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept: death
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Accept both
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?There is no fact of the matter
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: deflationaryLean toward is maybe even a bit strong.
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: metaphysically possible