Australian National University
New York University
It's interesting to compare results among faculty and graduate students. Where target faculty as a whole favor Platonism, aesthetic objectivism, two-boxing, deontology, and Millianism, graduate students favor nominalism, aesthetic subjectivism, one-boxing, virtue ethics, and Fregeanism. Also, in most cases where there are views with large majorities among target faculty, those views have somewhat reduced majorities among graduate students: e.g. compatibilism, non-skeptical realism, analytic-synthetic distinction, atheism, non-Humeanism, classical logic, content externalism, moral realism, moral cognitivism, egalitarianism, scientific realism, and trolley switching. Where compared to the faculty/PhD group as a whole (instead of to target faculty), graduate students' results are somewhat closer, because majority views among target faculty typically have reduced majorities among non-target faculty. But the majorities are still reduced among graduate students compared to this group. Most of t ... (read more
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Eric Schwitzgebel, 2009-12-09 : Have you tried correcting for age? That is, it is an age result or a prestige-in-the-profession result?
- Jeffrey White, 2009-12-12 : Likely due to the inbred and entitled nature of your target group, views like Platonism, aesthetic objectivism, and Mill... (read more)
- Nathan Jones, 2009-12-13 : Interesting. Is there a page where we can see the entire "primary roll" (I assume that's what was used) br... (read more)
- Bahram Farzady, 2009-12-14 : Whatever the explanation, it is nice to see that the future is not full of Platonists.
- David Cheely, 2009-12-14 : Possible explanation for the aesthetic objectivism versus aesthetic subGraduate students are in the process of having th... (read more)