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Correlations with: Zombies:conceivable but not metaphysically possible

N = 931 (target faculty). Cut-off = +/-0.05

n < 10 omitted. Some redundant or trivial correlations are not shown.

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Main Survey questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
Mind:physicalism0.183
physicalism non-physicalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
68.7%(227/330)
23.6%(78/330)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
49.8%(188/377)
38.9%(147/377)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: < 0.001
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.142
naturalism non-naturalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
63.4%(196/309)
21.6%(67/309)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
51.9%(185/356)
37.6%(134/356)
Response pairs: 769   p-value: < 0.001
Mental content:externalism0.133
externalism internalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
64%(201/314)
19.1%(60/314)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
60%(218/363)
31.6%(115/363)
Response pairs: 784   p-value: < 0.001
Proper names:Millian0.13
Millian Fregean
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
52.6%(150/285)
36.8%(105/285)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
38.8%(130/335)
45.3%(152/335)
Response pairs: 722   p-value: < 0.001
Free will:compatibilism0.122
compatibilism not compatibilism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
67.5%(219/324)
26.2%(85/324)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
55.9%(208/372)
36%(134/372)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: < 0.001
Personal identity:biological view0.121
biological view not biological view
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
25.6%(76/296)
55.4%(164/296)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
18.4%(63/342)
65.7%(225/342)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: 0.001
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.114
representationalism not representationalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
48.5%(134/276)
39.8%(110/276)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
39.8%(123/309)
50.1%(155/309)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: 0.002
not Free will:libertarianism0.109
libertarianism not libertarianism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
11.4%(37/324)
82.4%(267/324)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
19.3%(72/372)
72.5%(270/372)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.001
Time:B-theory0.095
A-theory B-theory
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
26.6%(58/218)
54.1%(118/218)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
34.9%(92/263)
44.4%(117/263)
Response pairs: 555   p-value: 0.025
Epistemic justification:externalism0.09
externalism internalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
57.2%(182/318)
27.3%(87/318)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
49.5%(180/363)
35.2%(128/363)
Response pairs: 786   p-value: 0.011
External world:non-skeptical realism0.087
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
87.8%(288/328)
9.4%(31/328)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
81%(303/374)
16.3%(61/374)
Response pairs: 812   p-value: 0.013
Science:scientific realism0.084
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
83.6%(271/324)
10.8%(35/324)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
77.3%(290/375)
16.2%(61/375)
Response pairs: 809   p-value: 0.016
God:atheism0.074
theism atheism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
14.1%(46/326)
80.6%(263/326)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
17.2%(65/377)
73.2%(276/377)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.034
Knowledge:empiricism0.063
empiricism rationalism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
44.2%(145/328)
32.3%(106/328)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
41.4%(156/376)
38.5%(145/376)
Response pairs: 815   p-value: 0.072
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.063
consequentialism not consequentialism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
32.7%(95/290)
54.1%(157/290)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
25.7%(86/334)
64%(214/334)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.091
Politics:communitarianism0.063
communitarianism not communitarianism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
20.3%(52/256)
63.6%(163/256)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
16.9%(54/318)
68.5%(218/318)
Response pairs: 665   p-value: 0.104
Moral judgment:cognitivism0.062
cognitivism non-cognitivism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
77.2%(244/316)
17%(54/316)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
70%(253/361)
22.1%(80/361)
Response pairs: 781   p-value: 0.083
Abstract objects:nominalism0.058
nominalism Platonism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
43%(136/316)
49.3%(156/316)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
37.6%(139/369)
52.5%(194/369)
Response pairs: 798   p-value: 0.101
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.057
further-fact view not further-fact view
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
12.5%(37/296)
68.5%(203/296)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
17.5%(60/342)
66.6%(228/342)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: 0.122
not Knowledge claims:relativism0.056
relativism not relativism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
2.7%(8/294)
89.7%(264/294)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.2%(11/335)
85.6%(287/335)
Response pairs: 728   p-value: 0.131
Analytic-synthetic distinction:no0.053
yes no
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
64.9%(213/328)
28.6%(94/328)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
70.8%(267/377)
25.4%(96/377)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.129
Perceptual experience:disjunctivism0.05
disjunctivism not disjunctivism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
15.5%(43/276)
72.8%(201/276)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
14.5%(45/309)
75.4%(233/309)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: 0.194
not External world:idealism0.05
idealism not idealism
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.3%(11/328)
93.9%(308/328)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
5.6%(21/374)
91.7%(343/374)
Response pairs: 812   p-value: 0.154

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality0.122
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality not Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.3%(11/331)
96.6%(320/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
~0.2%(~1/381)
~99.7%(~380/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.1
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
8.1%(27/331)
91.8%(304/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
15.4%(59/381)
84.5%(322/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.004
not xian:Leibniz0.096
Leibniz not Leibniz
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
~0.3%(~1/331)
~99.6%(~330/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.6%(14/381)
96.3%(367/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.005
not AOS:Aesthetics0.093
Aesthetics not Aesthetics
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
2.1%(7/331)
97.8%(324/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
5.5%(21/381)
94.4%(360/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.007
not xian:Spinoza0.092
Spinoza not Spinoza
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
~0.3%(~1/331)
~99.6%(~330/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.9%(15/381)
96%(366/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.008
not xian:Wittgenstein0.075
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
5.4%(18/331)
94.5%(313/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
9.1%(35/381)
90.8%(346/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.031
xian:Russell0.074
Russell not Russell
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
9.3%(31/331)
90.6%(300/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
5.5%(21/381)
94.4%(360/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.033
AOS:Decision Theory0.068
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
4.5%(15/331)
95.4%(316/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
2.6%(10/381)
97.3%(371/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.05
AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.066
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
11.7%(39/331)
88.2%(292/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
7.8%(30/381)
92.1%(351/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.058
not AOS:Metaphysics0.066
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
24.7%(82/331)
75.2%(249/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
30.7%(117/381)
69.2%(264/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.058
xian:Hume0.065
Hume not Hume
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
16.9%(56/331)
83%(275/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
12.3%(47/381)
87.6%(334/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.062
xian:Descartes0.06
Descartes not Descartes
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.3%(11/331)
96.6%(320/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
1.3%(5/381)
98.6%(376/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.085
AOS:Philosophy of Law0.057
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
3.3%(11/331)
96.6%(320/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
1.5%(6/381)
98.4%(375/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.101
xian:Lewis0.054
Lewis not Lewis
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
11.4%(38/331)
88.5%(293/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
6.8%(26/381)
93.1%(355/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.121
not xian:Husserl0.051
Husserl not Husserl
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
~0.3%(~1/331)
~99.6%(~330/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
1.3%(5/381)
98.6%(376/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.143

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not affil:region:United States0.055
United States not United States
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
57%(189/331)
42.9%(142/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
61.9%(236/381)
38%(145/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.114
not phd_region:Australasia0.055
Australasia not Australasia
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
1.8%(6/331)
98.1%(325/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
4.7%(18/381)
95.2%(363/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.114
affil:region:Canada0.051
Canada not Canada
conceivable but not metaphysically possible
9.3%(31/331)
90.6%(300/331)
not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
7.3%(28/381)
92.6%(353/381)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.143