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Correlations with: AOS:Aesthetics

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
Zombies:inconceivable0.122
inconceivable not inconceivable
Aesthetics
34.2%(12/35)
45.7%(16/35)
not Aesthetics
17.3%(137/790)
69.2%(547/790)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
not Zombies:conceivable but not metaphysically possible0.093
conceivable but not metaphysically possible not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
Aesthetics
20%(7/35)
60%(21/35)
not Aesthetics
41%(324/790)
45.5%(360/790)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.007
Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.089
qualia theory not qualia theory
Aesthetics
33.3%(10/30)
56.6%(17/30)
not Aesthetics
15.1%(104/686)
69%(474/686)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.017
not External world:non-skeptical realism0.087
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Aesthetics
75%(27/36)
22.2%(8/36)
not Aesthetics
83.3%(733/879)
12.7%(112/879)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.008
Moral motivation:internalism0.086
internalism externalism
Aesthetics
67.7%(21/31)
22.5%(7/31)
not Aesthetics
43.4%(321/739)
38.7%(286/739)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.016
Time:A-theory0.079
B-theory A-theory
Aesthetics
27.7%(5/18)
55.5%(10/18)
not Aesthetics
47.6%(269/565)
27.9%(158/565)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.056
Free will:compatibilism0.074
compatibilism not compatibilism
Aesthetics
77.7%(28/36)
13.8%(5/36)
not Aesthetics
60.4%(522/863)
30.3%(262/863)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.026
Knowledge claims:contextualism0.074
contextualism not contextualism
Aesthetics
64.5%(20/31)
25.8%(8/31)
not Aesthetics
45.9%(353/769)
42.5%(327/769)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.036
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.07
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Aesthetics
38.2%(13/34)
52.9%(18/34)
not Aesthetics
20.3%(156/766)
65.4%(501/766)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.047
Science:scientific anti-realism0.07
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
Aesthetics
62.1%(23/37)
27%(10/37)
not Aesthetics
78%(678/869)
14.7%(128/869)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: 0.035
Trolley problem:don't switch0.067
switch don't switch
Aesthetics
61.1%(22/36)
22.2%(8/36)
not Aesthetics
74.5%(617/828)
11.1%(92/828)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.048
not Free will:libertarianism0.066
libertarianism not libertarianism
Aesthetics
~2.7%(~1/36)
88.8%(32/36)
not Aesthetics
14.7%(127/863)
76.1%(657/863)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.047
not Moral judgment:cognitivism0.065
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Aesthetics
56.7%(21/37)
32.4%(12/37)
not Aesthetics
71.8%(602/838)
19.8%(166/838)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.054
Aesthetic value:objective0.063
subjective objective
Aesthetics
21%(8/38)
52.6%(20/38)
not Aesthetics
39.3%(337/857)
46%(395/857)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.059
Logic:classical0.058
classical non-classical
Aesthetics
75%(24/32)
9.3%(3/32)
not Aesthetics
65.3%(504/771)
19.4%(150/771)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.1
Truth:deflationary0.056
deflationary not deflationary
Aesthetics
37.8%(14/37)
56.7%(21/37)
not Aesthetics
26.2%(217/826)
67.6%(559/826)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.1
Mental content:externalism0.053
internalism externalism
Aesthetics
20%(7/35)
71.4%(25/35)
not Aesthetics
26.1%(215/822)
59%(485/822)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.121
Teletransporter:death0.051
death survival
Aesthetics
37.5%(12/32)
34.3%(11/32)
not Aesthetics
35.7%(281/786)
43.1%(339/786)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.145

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Nietzsche0.151
Nietzsche not Nietzsche
Aesthetics
13.1%(5/38)
86.8%(33/38)
not Aesthetics
1.7%(16/893)
98.2%(877/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.124
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
Aesthetics
15.7%(6/38)
84.2%(32/38)
not Aesthetics
3.4%(31/893)
96.5%(862/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Kant0.122
Kant not Kant
Aesthetics
31.5%(12/38)
68.4%(26/38)
not Aesthetics
11.3%(101/893)
88.6%(792/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Epistemology0.093
Epistemology not Epistemology
Aesthetics
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Aesthetics
17.9%(160/893)
82%(733/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.004
xian:Marx0.067
Marx not Marx
Aesthetics
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Aesthetics
1.2%(11/893)
98.7%(882/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.04
xian:Socrates0.063
Socrates not Socrates
Aesthetics
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Aesthetics
1.3%(12/893)
98.6%(881/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.054
not AOS:Metaphysics0.056
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Aesthetics
13.1%(5/38)
86.8%(33/38)
not Aesthetics
25.6%(229/893)
74.3%(664/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
not AOS:Normative Ethics0.055
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
Aesthetics
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Aesthetics
15.3%(137/893)
84.6%(756/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
xian:Carnap0.054
Carnap not Carnap
Aesthetics
10.5%(4/38)
89.4%(34/38)
not Aesthetics
4.5%(41/893)
95.4%(852/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.051
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Aesthetics
~2.6%(~1/38)
~97.3%(~37/38)
not Aesthetics
10.4%(93/893)
89.5%(800/893)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd-0.136
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Aesthetics
17.8%(5/28)
82.1%(23/28)
not Aesthetics
51.7%(358/692)
48.2%(334/692)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_birth-0.088
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
Aesthetics
24.2%(8/33)
75.7%(25/33)
not Aesthetics
51.3%(430/837)
48.6%(407/837)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: 0.009