Roberto Terrosi Tohoku University
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  • Faculty, Tohoku University
  • PhD, Tor Vergata University at Rome, 2004.

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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?Accept another alternativeIt is not easy to say so briefly but my approach tries to explain both the perspectives basing each possible concept or idea on the shared activity of culture.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept another alternativecultural
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept an intermediate view
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Lean toward: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept an intermediate viewI have a position based on chaos theory and theory of complexity
God: theism or atheism?Accept another alternativeI wrote a book about that
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept another alternativeAre they really alternative?
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Accept an intermediate view
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Lean toward: classical
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Lean toward: moral anti-realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Lean toward: non-physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept an intermediate viewcognitivism is interesting but outdated.
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Accept: two boxes
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Lean toward: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Lean toward: sense-datum theory
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept another alternativeI wrote a book about it but I cannot resume my position in a statement.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept another alternativeThey lack a hermeneutic approach: each word has a story to tell (even if it is referred uniquely to the same object).
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept an intermediate viewI do not refuse completely realism but I accept it just in particular cases at particular conditions
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept bothIt depends. If they send only information it can be a proliferation of bodies with the same "form". If they send directly atoms it is a normal shipment.
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Lean toward: 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: switchIn general switch is more rational. It depends on who is the single one. If he is my son I will save him, if he is a genius, a leader during a war etc.
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Accept an intermediate viewbetween correspondence and epistemic
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: conceivable but not metaphysically possible