David Roden Open University (UK)
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  • Faculty, Open University (UK)
  • PhD, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1999.

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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: no
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: Platonism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Lean toward: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: no
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?The question is too unclear to answerI'm a realist, but I accept that our means for justifying claims about reality are contingent and defeasible. So that makes me a naturalistic realist (I think) not a non-skeptical one.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: no free will
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Lean toward: empiricism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Reject allI don't think contexts or frameworks are well defined or delineated entities. So I argue that the choice between invariantism, contextualism and relativism is not well-defined either.
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?The question is too unclear to answerI'm sympathetic to the claim that empirical regularities are generated by the ways in which powers of particular entities are amplified or inhibited in assemblages or machines.
Logic: classical or non-classical?The question is too unclear to answerI'm a pragmatist in matters of logic.
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Lean toward: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Skip
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Skip
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Skip
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Skip
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Lean toward: representationalism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?There is no fact of the matter
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: egalitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Skip
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Lean toward: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Lean toward: survival
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?Skip
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: deflationary
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: inconceivable