Tony Milligan University of Hertfordshire
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  • Faculty, University of Hertfordshire
  • PhD, Glasgow University, 2006.

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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: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: nominalism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?OtherReject rigid dichotomy but accept looser distinction
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: compatibilism
God: theism or atheism?OtherI find the idea of God, in the sense of an actual personal being, utterly implausible but consider ontology to be a fairly unimportant part of religion or spirituality. Becasue I'm committed to the importance and value of the latter I would also reject the 'atheism' label.
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Other
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Other
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept: non-classical
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Lean toward: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Other
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Agnostic/undecided
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?OtherAccept normative pluralism
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Reject allI've never encountered a persuasive option.
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Agnostic/undecided
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Reject all
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Agnostic/undecided
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Other
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept: death
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Agnostic/undecided
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?Lean toward: deflationary
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: inconceivable