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Correlations with: Zombies: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:non-physicalism0.248
non-physicalism physicalism
metaphysically possible
45.5%(97/213)
44.1%(94/213)
not metaphysically possible
21.6%(107/494)
69.2%(342/494)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: < 0.001
Metaphilosophy:non-naturalism0.234
non-naturalism naturalism
metaphysically possible
44.8%(91/203)
45.3%(92/203)
not metaphysically possible
22%(102/462)
64.2%(297/462)
Response pairs: 769   p-value: < 0.001
Time:A-theory0.213
A-theory B-theory
metaphysically possible
43.5%(68/156)
35.8%(56/156)
not metaphysically possible
25.2%(82/325)
55%(179/325)
Response pairs: 555   p-value: < 0.001
Personal identity:further-fact view0.202
further-fact view not further-fact view
metaphysically possible
24.1%(47/195)
58.9%(115/195)
not metaphysically possible
11.2%(50/443)
71.3%(316/443)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: < 0.001
Free will:libertarianism0.199
libertarianism not libertarianism
metaphysically possible
26.8%(57/212)
65.5%(139/212)
not metaphysically possible
10.7%(52/484)
82.2%(398/484)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: < 0.001
Analytic-synthetic distinction:yes0.174
no yes
metaphysically possible
16.7%(36/215)
81.3%(175/215)
not metaphysically possible
31.6%(155/490)
62%(304/490)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: < 0.001
not Free will:compatibilism0.16
compatibilism not compatibilism
metaphysically possible
49.5%(105/212)
42.9%(91/212)
not metaphysically possible
66.5%(322/484)
26.4%(128/484)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: < 0.001
Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.158
qualia theory not qualia theory
metaphysically possible
24.7%(42/170)
64.7%(110/170)
not metaphysically possible
15.1%(63/415)
73.9%(307/415)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: < 0.001
Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.153
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
metaphysically possible
7%(12/170)
82.3%(140/170)
not metaphysically possible
2.8%(12/415)
86.2%(358/415)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: < 0.001
God:theism0.149
theism atheism
metaphysically possible
22.3%(48/215)
68.8%(148/215)
not metaphysically possible
12.9%(63/488)
80.1%(391/488)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: < 0.001
Knowledge:rationalism0.141
rationalism empiricism
metaphysically possible
47.8%(102/213)
31.9%(68/213)
not metaphysically possible
31.3%(154/491)
46.4%(228/491)
Response pairs: 815   p-value: < 0.001
Abstract objects:Platonism0.125
Platonism nominalism
metaphysically possible
54.2%(115/212)
37.2%(79/212)
not metaphysically possible
39.7%(188/473)
51.3%(243/473)
Response pairs: 798   p-value: < 0.001
A priori knowledge:yes0.11
yes no
metaphysically possible
83.2%(179/215)
12.5%(27/215)
not metaphysically possible
72.3%(355/491)
20.9%(103/491)
Response pairs: 816   p-value: 0.001
Mental content:internalism0.108
internalism externalism
metaphysically possible
37.3%(77/206)
56.3%(116/206)
not metaphysically possible
21.8%(103/471)
63.2%(298/471)
Response pairs: 784   p-value: 0.002
Knowledge claims:invariantism0.103
invariantism not invariantism
metaphysically possible
47.4%(93/196)
42.8%(84/196)
not metaphysically possible
35.3%(153/433)
55.4%(240/433)
Response pairs: 728   p-value: 0.005
Epistemic justification:internalism0.103
internalism externalism
metaphysically possible
42.2%(87/206)
45.1%(93/206)
not metaphysically possible
29.4%(140/475)
54.1%(257/475)
Response pairs: 786   p-value: 0.003
not Perceptual experience:representationalism0.098
representationalism not representationalism
metaphysically possible
38.8%(66/170)
50.5%(86/170)
not metaphysically possible
46%(191/415)
43.1%(179/415)
Response pairs: 676   p-value: 0.01
not Personal identity:biological view0.096
biological view not biological view
metaphysically possible
14.8%(29/195)
68.2%(133/195)
not metaphysically possible
24.8%(110/443)
57.7%(256/443)
Response pairs: 736   p-value: 0.009
not Knowledge claims:contextualism0.086
contextualism not contextualism
metaphysically possible
39.2%(77/196)
51%(100/196)
not metaphysically possible
50.1%(217/433)
40.6%(176/433)
Response pairs: 728   p-value: 0.02
Proper names:Fregean0.084
Fregean Millian
metaphysically possible
41.1%(79/192)
41.1%(79/192)
not metaphysically possible
34.5%(148/428)
53.9%(231/428)
Response pairs: 722   p-value: 0.023
Truth:correspondence0.079
correspondence not correspondence
metaphysically possible
63.9%(131/205)
31.7%(65/205)
not metaphysically possible
55.9%(260/465)
38.9%(181/465)
Response pairs: 775   p-value: 0.027
Meta-ethics:moral realism0.074
moral anti-realism moral realism
metaphysically possible
26.6%(56/210)
69%(145/210)
not metaphysically possible
30.2%(145/479)
63.2%(303/479)
Response pairs: 797   p-value: 0.036
not Normative ethics:consequentialism0.069
consequentialism not consequentialism
metaphysically possible
23.5%(45/191)
65.4%(125/191)
not metaphysically possible
31.4%(136/433)
56.8%(246/433)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.064
Normative ethics:deontology0.06
deontology not deontology
metaphysically possible
38.7%(74/191)
50.2%(96/191)
not metaphysically possible
27.7%(120/433)
60.5%(262/433)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.107
Laws of nature:non-Humean0.06
non-Humean Humean
metaphysically possible
69.2%(144/208)
22.5%(47/208)
not metaphysically possible
61.2%(283/462)
31.1%(144/462)
Response pairs: 773   p-value: 0.095
not Truth:deflationary0.054
deflationary not deflationary
metaphysically possible
23.9%(49/205)
71.7%(147/205)
not metaphysically possible
27.5%(128/465)
67.3%(313/465)
Response pairs: 775   p-value: 0.133
Logic:non-classical0.051
non-classical classical
metaphysically possible
26.6%(52/195)
61%(119/195)
not metaphysically possible
22.3%(98/438)
65.2%(286/438)
Response pairs: 733   p-value: 0.167
Teletransporter:survival0.051
death survival
metaphysically possible
38.6%(77/199)
47.7%(95/199)
not metaphysically possible
38.5%(172/446)
42.1%(188/446)
Response pairs: 747   p-value: 0.163
not Politics:communitarianism0.051
communitarianism not communitarianism
metaphysically possible
15.4%(28/181)
68.5%(124/181)
not metaphysically possible
19.8%(78/393)
65.3%(257/393)
Response pairs: 665   p-value: 0.188

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.175
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
metaphysically possible
16.1%(35/217)
83.8%(182/217)
not metaphysically possible
29.2%(145/495)
70.7%(350/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Leibniz0.117
Leibniz not Leibniz
metaphysically possible
5.5%(12/217)
94.4%(205/217)
not metaphysically possible
0.8%(4/495)
99.1%(491/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Metaphysics0.117
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
metaphysically possible
35.4%(77/217)
64.5%(140/217)
not metaphysically possible
24.6%(122/495)
75.3%(373/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Normative Ethics0.088
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
metaphysically possible
17.5%(38/217)
82.4%(179/217)
not metaphysically possible
10.5%(52/495)
89.4%(443/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.011
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.085
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
metaphysically possible
13.8%(30/217)
86.1%(187/217)
not metaphysically possible
23.2%(115/495)
76.7%(380/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.014
AOS:Philosophy of Religion0.083
Philosophy of Religion not Philosophy of Religion
metaphysically possible
9.2%(20/217)
90.7%(197/217)
not metaphysically possible
3.8%(19/495)
96.1%(476/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.017
not xian:Davidson0.081
Davidson not Davidson
metaphysically possible
3.2%(7/217)
96.7%(210/217)
not metaphysically possible
6.8%(34/495)
93.1%(461/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.019
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.08
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
metaphysically possible
5%(11/217)
94.9%(206/217)
not metaphysically possible
8.6%(43/495)
91.3%(452/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.021
not AOS:Decision Theory0.071
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
metaphysically possible
1.3%(3/217)
98.6%(214/217)
not metaphysically possible
4.4%(22/495)
95.5%(473/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.041
not AOS:Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality0.071
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality not Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
metaphysically possible
~0.4%(~1/217)
~99.5%(~216/217)
not metaphysically possible
2.2%(11/495)
97.7%(484/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.041
AOS:Philosophy of Mathematics0.066
Philosophy of Mathematics not Philosophy of Mathematics
metaphysically possible
4.6%(10/217)
95.3%(207/217)
not metaphysically possible
2.8%(14/495)
97.1%(481/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.058
not xian:Lewis0.065
Lewis not Lewis
metaphysically possible
5.5%(12/217)
94.4%(205/217)
not metaphysically possible
10.5%(52/495)
89.4%(443/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.062
AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.059
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
metaphysically possible
3.6%(8/217)
96.3%(209/217)
not metaphysically possible
1.2%(6/495)
98.7%(489/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.09
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.058
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
metaphysically possible
7.3%(16/217)
92.6%(201/217)
not metaphysically possible
10.7%(53/495)
89.2%(442/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.095
AOS:Metaphilosophy0.057
Metaphilosophy not Metaphilosophy
metaphysically possible
2.7%(6/217)
97.2%(211/217)
not metaphysically possible
1.2%(6/495)
98.7%(489/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.101
not AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.054
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
metaphysically possible
2.7%(6/217)
97.2%(211/217)
not metaphysically possible
6.4%(32/495)
93.5%(463/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.121
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.053
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
metaphysically possible
1.8%(4/217)
98.1%(213/217)
not metaphysically possible
4.6%(23/495)
95.3%(472/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.128

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
affil:region:United States0.103
United States not United States
metaphysically possible
68.2%(148/217)
31.7%(69/217)
not metaphysically possible
55.9%(277/495)
44%(218/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.003
gender:male0.098
male female
metaphysically possible
88.5%(185/209)
11.4%(24/209)
not metaphysically possible
79.5%(370/465)
20.4%(95/465)
Response pairs: 782   p-value: 0.006
not nationality_region:Europe0.07
Europe not Europe
metaphysically possible
9.2%(20/217)
90.7%(197/217)
not metaphysically possible
14.3%(71/495)
85.6%(424/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.044
nationality_region:United States0.064
United States not United States
metaphysically possible
53.9%(117/217)
46%(100/217)
not metaphysically possible
46.4%(230/495)
53.5%(265/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.066
not phd_region:Europe0.059
Europe not Europe
metaphysically possible
3.6%(8/217)
96.3%(209/217)
not metaphysically possible
6.2%(31/495)
93.7%(464/495)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.09