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Correlations with: Perceptual experience:representationalism

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:physicalism0.247
physicalism non-physicalism
representationalism
68.1%(199/292)
22.6%(66/292)
not representationalism
45.4%(141/310)
42.9%(133/310)
Response pairs: 710   p-value: < 0.001
External world:non-skeptical realism0.196
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
representationalism
89.3%(261/292)
8.2%(24/292)
not representationalism
77.2%(238/308)
20.4%(63/308)
Response pairs: 709   p-value: < 0.001
Time:B-theory0.186
B-theory A-theory
representationalism
56.5%(113/200)
24%(48/200)
not representationalism
41%(87/212)
37.2%(79/212)
Response pairs: 484   p-value: < 0.001
God:atheism0.185
atheism theism
representationalism
83.1%(242/291)
9.9%(29/291)
not representationalism
66.1%(203/307)
23.7%(73/307)
Response pairs: 706   p-value: < 0.001
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.184
naturalism non-naturalism
representationalism
65.9%(184/279)
23.2%(65/279)
not representationalism
46%(134/291)
38.8%(113/291)
Response pairs: 674   p-value: < 0.001
Trolley problem:switch0.18
switch don't switch
representationalism
81.5%(225/276)
6.8%(19/276)
not representationalism
67.5%(194/287)
17.4%(50/287)
Response pairs: 665   p-value: < 0.001
Free will:compatibilism0.168
compatibilism not compatibilism
representationalism
68.4%(197/288)
26%(75/288)
not representationalism
52.4%(158/301)
38.8%(117/301)
Response pairs: 697   p-value: < 0.001
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.159
consequentialism not consequentialism
representationalism
32.4%(83/256)
56.2%(144/256)
not representationalism
21.9%(59/269)
66.9%(180/269)
Response pairs: 622   p-value: < 0.001
Science:scientific realism0.156
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
representationalism
83.8%(244/291)
11.6%(34/291)
not representationalism
73.4%(227/309)
19.4%(60/309)
Response pairs: 705   p-value: < 0.001
Aesthetic value:subjective0.154
subjective objective
representationalism
44.4%(128/288)
41.3%(119/288)
not representationalism
30.7%(94/306)
55.2%(169/306)
Response pairs: 692   p-value: < 0.001
Politics:egalitarianism0.153
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
representationalism
51.4%(123/239)
35.1%(84/239)
not representationalism
39%(103/264)
46.9%(124/264)
Response pairs: 584   p-value: < 0.001
not Free will:libertarianism0.135
libertarianism not libertarianism
representationalism
10%(29/288)
84.3%(243/288)
not representationalism
19.2%(58/301)
72%(217/301)
Response pairs: 697   p-value: < 0.001
Truth:correspondence0.115
correspondence not correspondence
representationalism
64.7%(184/284)
31.6%(90/284)
not representationalism
49.6%(145/292)
45.8%(134/292)
Response pairs: 678   p-value: 0.002
Zombies:conceivable but not metaphysically possible0.114
conceivable but not metaphysically possible not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
representationalism
48.2%(134/278)
44.2%(123/278)
not representationalism
37.2%(110/295)
52.5%(155/295)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: 0.002
Mental content:internalism0.108
internalism externalism
representationalism
32.6%(94/288)
54.1%(156/288)
not representationalism
25.6%(77/300)
65%(195/300)
Response pairs: 689   p-value: 0.004
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.098
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
representationalism
23.7%(66/278)
68.7%(191/278)
not representationalism
29.1%(86/295)
60.6%(179/295)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: 0.01
Knowledge:empiricism0.097
empiricism rationalism
representationalism
48.9%(143/292)
31.8%(93/292)
not representationalism
37%(115/310)
41.2%(128/310)
Response pairs: 711   p-value: 0.009
Abstract objects:nominalism0.09
nominalism Platonism
representationalism
42.2%(122/289)
51.2%(148/289)
not representationalism
33.5%(101/301)
58.1%(175/301)
Response pairs: 697   p-value: 0.017
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.09
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
representationalism
21%(54/256)
67.5%(173/256)
not representationalism
27.5%(74/269)
61.3%(165/269)
Response pairs: 622   p-value: 0.024
not Politics:communitarianism0.079
communitarianism not communitarianism
representationalism
18.4%(44/239)
68.2%(163/239)
not representationalism
23.1%(61/264)
62.8%(166/264)
Response pairs: 584   p-value: 0.056
Epistemic justification:externalism0.078
externalism internalism
representationalism
56.2%(161/286)
29.3%(84/286)
not representationalism
48.8%(147/301)
35.5%(107/301)
Response pairs: 693   p-value: 0.04
not External world:skepticism0.078
skepticism not skepticism
representationalism
2.7%(8/292)
94.8%(277/292)
not representationalism
7.4%(23/308)
90.2%(278/308)
Response pairs: 709   p-value: 0.037
Personal identity:psychological view0.068
psychological view not psychological view
representationalism
41.8%(111/265)
41.1%(109/265)
not representationalism
38.1%(109/286)
45.4%(130/286)
Response pairs: 653   p-value: 0.082
Logic:classical0.066
non-classical classical
representationalism
23.6%(64/271)
66.7%(181/271)
not representationalism
25.8%(73/282)
59.9%(169/282)
Response pairs: 651   p-value: 0.092
not External world:idealism0.064
idealism not idealism
representationalism
4.1%(12/292)
93.4%(273/292)
not representationalism
5.8%(18/308)
91.8%(283/308)
Response pairs: 709   p-value: 0.088
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.062
one box two boxes
representationalism
30.4%(66/217)
49.3%(107/217)
not representationalism
34.4%(74/215)
43.2%(93/215)
Response pairs: 521   p-value: 0.157
Proper names:Fregean0.061
Fregean Millian
representationalism
40.3%(111/275)
48.3%(133/275)
not representationalism
37.1%(101/272)
48.8%(133/272)
Response pairs: 646   p-value: 0.121
Teletransporter:survival0.059
survival death
representationalism
45.3%(122/269)
39.7%(107/269)
not representationalism
41.1%(118/287)
39.3%(113/287)
Response pairs: 656   p-value: 0.131
Laws of nature:Humean0.059
Humean non-Humean
representationalism
27.9%(79/283)
65.3%(185/283)
not representationalism
23.5%(69/293)
69.6%(204/293)
Response pairs: 682   p-value: 0.123
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.054
moral anti-realism moral realism
representationalism
28.8%(83/288)
65.2%(188/288)
not representationalism
25.3%(77/304)
68.4%(208/304)
Response pairs: 698   p-value: 0.154

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not xian:Wittgenstein0.203
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
representationalism
3.4%(10/293)
96.5%(283/293)
not representationalism
14.7%(46/312)
85.2%(266/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: < 0.001
tradition:analytic0.134
analytic continental
representationalism
92.8%(272/293)
1.7%(5/293)
not representationalism
85.2%(266/312)
5.7%(18/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Metaphilosophy0.118
Metaphilosophy not Metaphilosophy
representationalism
~0.3%(~1/293)
~99.6%(~292/293)
not representationalism
4.1%(13/312)
95.8%(299/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.001
metasurvey:accuracy0.106
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
representationalism
57.6%(34/59)
42.3%(25/59)
not representationalism
43.7%(35/80)
56.2%(45/80)
Response pairs: 166   p-value: 0.174
xian:Quine0.091
Quine not Quine
representationalism
9.8%(29/293)
90.1%(264/293)
not representationalism
5.4%(17/312)
94.5%(295/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.014
not AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.088
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
representationalism
3%(9/293)
96.9%(284/293)
not representationalism
7%(22/312)
92.9%(290/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.018
xian:Descartes0.084
Descartes not Descartes
representationalism
3.7%(11/293)
96.2%(282/293)
not representationalism
1.2%(4/312)
98.7%(308/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.024
AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.08
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
representationalism
13.6%(40/293)
86.3%(253/293)
not representationalism
7.6%(24/312)
92.3%(288/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.032
not AOS:Continental Philosophy0.078
Continental Philosophy not Continental Philosophy
representationalism
1.3%(4/293)
98.6%(289/293)
not representationalism
4.1%(13/312)
95.8%(299/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.036
xian:Russell0.074
Russell not Russell
representationalism
9.5%(28/293)
90.4%(265/293)
not representationalism
5.4%(17/312)
94.5%(295/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.047
not xian:Hegel0.072
Hegel not Hegel
representationalism
1%(3/293)
98.9%(290/293)
not representationalism
2.8%(9/312)
97.1%(303/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.054
AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.07
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
representationalism
9.8%(29/293)
90.1%(264/293)
not representationalism
5.7%(18/312)
94.2%(294/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.061
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.068
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
representationalism
3%(9/293)
96.9%(284/293)
not representationalism
5.7%(18/312)
94.2%(294/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.068
xian:Locke0.055
Locke not Locke
representationalism
5.1%(15/293)
94.8%(278/293)
not representationalism
2.2%(7/312)
97.7%(305/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.141
not xian:Leibniz0.055
Leibniz not Leibniz
representationalism
1.3%(4/293)
98.6%(289/293)
not representationalism
2.8%(9/312)
97.1%(303/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.141
xian:Lewis0.054
Lewis not Lewis
representationalism
9.2%(27/293)
90.7%(266/293)
not representationalism
6.7%(21/312)
93.2%(291/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.148

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
affil:region:Australasia0.109
Australasia not Australasia
representationalism
7.8%(23/293)
92.1%(270/293)
not representationalism
2.8%(9/312)
97.1%(303/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.003
not affil:region:United Kingdom0.103
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
representationalism
16%(47/293)
83.9%(246/293)
not representationalism
26.2%(82/312)
73.7%(230/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.005
nationality_region:Australasia0.077
Australasia not Australasia
representationalism
8.1%(24/293)
91.8%(269/293)
not representationalism
4.1%(13/312)
95.8%(299/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.039
nationality_region:Canada0.075
Canada not Canada
representationalism
8.5%(25/293)
91.4%(268/293)
not representationalism
4.4%(14/312)
95.5%(298/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.044
phd_region:United States0.067
United States not United States
representationalism
56.3%(165/293)
43.6%(128/293)
not representationalism
48.7%(152/312)
51.2%(160/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.073
gender:male0.064
male female
representationalism
83.6%(230/275)
16.3%(45/275)
not representationalism
77.7%(234/301)
22.2%(67/301)
Response pairs: 680   p-value: 0.095
not phd_region:United Kingdom0.061
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
representationalism
10.9%(32/293)
89%(261/293)
not representationalism
16%(50/312)
83.9%(262/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.102
phd_region:Australasia0.059
Australasia not Australasia
representationalism
4.7%(14/293)
95.2%(279/293)
not representationalism
1.6%(5/312)
98.3%(307/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.114
not nationality_region:United States0.056
United States not United States
representationalism
47%(138/293)
52.9%(155/293)
not representationalism
50.9%(159/312)
49%(153/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.134
not nationality_region:United Kingdom0.055
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
representationalism
16%(47/293)
83.9%(246/293)
not representationalism
20.1%(63/312)
79.8%(249/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.141
nationality_region:Other0.05
Other not Other
representationalism
7.8%(23/293)
92.1%(270/293)
not representationalism
6%(19/312)
93.9%(293/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.181
affil:region:Canada0.05
Canada not Canada
representationalism
9.2%(27/293)
90.7%(266/293)
not representationalism
5.7%(18/312)
94.2%(294/312)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.181