Michael Losonsky Colorado State University
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  • Faculty, Colorado State University
  • PhD, University of Rochester, 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?There is no fact of the matter
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept: internalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?The question is too unclear to answer
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?There is no fact of the matter
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept an intermediate view
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?There is no fact of the matter
Logic: classical or non-classical?There is no fact of the matter
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept: internalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral anti-realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?There is no fact of the matter
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?There is no fact of the matter
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept: externalism
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Lean toward: two boxes
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept an intermediate view
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept: qualia theory
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?There is no fact of the matter
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?The question is too unclear to answer
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Accept: Fregean
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?There is no fact of the matter
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?There is no fact of the matter
Time: A-theory or B-theory?There is no fact of the matter
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: correspondence
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: metaphysically possible