Hilan Bensusan University of Brasilia

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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A priori knowledge: yes or no?Accept: no
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: PlatonismWith loads of qualifications. I don't believe in nominalist programmes, at least not traditional ones. Platonism has a grain of truth but is grossly off the mark. Difficult one. On the face of it, I guess I lean towards Platonism lately.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Lean toward: noSome Kripkean views on what is necessary may force me to allow for some versions of the a-s distinction.
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalismA measure of epistemic internalism seems however required when we try to understand why skeptical views often seem both compelling.
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept: no free will
God: theism or atheism?Lean toward: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Reject both
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Reject both
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept: non-classicalThis is too broad a question, but I strongly lean towards some non-classical logic as an exploratory device.
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Lean toward: naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept: non-physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Lean toward: non-cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Agnostic/undecided
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept: virtue ethics
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?The question is too unclear to answer
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept: Millian
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Lean toward: survival
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?Lean toward: switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Accept: deflationary
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: metaphysically possible