Constantine Sandis Oxford Brookes University
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  • Faculty, Oxford Brookes University
  • PhD, University of Reading, 2005.

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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: yesA priori knowledge is conceptual
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?Reject both
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Lean toward: non-skeptical realismBut I think the word 'realism' is unheelpful here
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept more than oneLibertarian compatabilist but free will is a matter of degree and none of us could ever have very much
God: theism or atheism?Lean toward: atheismBut the word has been hijacked by scientistic fundamentalists
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Lean toward: empiricism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Lean toward: non-HumeanHume was not a Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Lean toward: classicalWith some von-Wrightian qualifications
Mental content: internalism or externalism?OtherMental what?
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Lean toward: moral realismFind the term 'realism' unhelpful though
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Lean toward: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept: non-physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept bothContext sensitive (various uses)
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Reject both
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Accept: two boxes
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Lean toward: virtue ethicsWith a particularist flavour
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Lean toward: disjunctivism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Reject all
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: egalitarianismsocial democrat
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Lean toward: Fregean
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Reject both
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Lean toward: death
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
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