Erwin Sonderegger University of Zürich
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  • Faculty, University of Zürich
  • PhD, University of Zürich, 1982.

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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?Reject both
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept another alternativeI am developping a view near by Putnams internal realism, but on an other basis.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept: compatibilism
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheismThat's for myself. I have no problems with persons, which are theists.
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Lean toward: rationalism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: relativism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept: Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept bothfor different issues
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral anti-realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Reject both
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept: non-physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Skip
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept another alternativeI prefer a holistic view on Umwelt, senses, perceptions, beliefs about things.
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Lean toward: further-fact view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Accept: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept: Fregean
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Other
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Accept: 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: deflationaryTruth always is truth in a world. And I defend the view, that there are different worlds.
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?There is no fact of the matter