Glen Mazis Pennsylvania State University
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  • Faculty, Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD, Yale University, 1977.

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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 an intermediate view
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Otherdialogical interplay of perceptual, imaginative, culture, earth/world, et al.
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Otherreductive alternatives about a richer phenomenon--0ne that is in time and historically unfolding
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Otherreductivve alternatives that miss the phenomenon of learning/knowing
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Otherwe are in the world and cannot dount this but what it is in ambiguously rich
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Accept: libertarianism
God: theism or atheism?Reject both
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Reject bothemergent gestalts that surperceed this dichotomy
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Other
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Other
Logic: classical or non-classical?The question is too unclear to answer
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Otherthe world speaks in the cpices of silence, but we repsond, name, shape
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Otherambiguously shared structures of culture, history, embodiment, perception, reason
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?The question is too unclear to answer
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Reject both
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Other
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Otherwe are in an ongpoing assymetical reversiblity with the world
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Otherambigously emergent orders of meaning through perception. emotion, imagination, reason and body in clutural and historical matrix
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept another alternativeinnerweltsein
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Otheridentity is indeterminate, evolving, has gaps and fissures and is of myriad constinuents, among them biological, psychological, idiosyncratic historical, cultural, historical in shred, intersubjective sense, intersubjective constituted within language and elsewhere, etc.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Reject both
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Reject both
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Accept: survival
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Accept an intermediate view
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?Other
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Accept: inconceivable