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Correlations with: AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy

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
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.175
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Ancient Greek Philosophy
45.6%(26/57)
43.8%(25/57)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
19.2%(143/743)
66.4%(494/743)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Abstract objects:Platonism0.16
Platonism nominalism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
69.3%(43/62)
19.3%(12/62)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
39%(325/832)
50.3%(419/832)
Response pairs: 894   p-value: < 0.001
Mind:non-physicalism0.136
non-physicalism physicalism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
44.4%(28/63)
38%(24/63)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
26.5%(227/855)
62.2%(532/855)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: < 0.001
Time:A-theory0.122
A-theory B-theory
Ancient Greek Philosophy
52.5%(21/40)
35%(14/40)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
27.9%(152/543)
46.9%(255/543)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.003
not Normative ethics:consequentialism0.111
consequentialism not consequentialism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
14%(8/57)
75.4%(43/57)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
28.5%(212/743)
57.2%(425/743)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.001
Politics:communitarianism0.11
communitarianism not communitarianism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
29.4%(15/51)
49%(25/51)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
16.8%(118/700)
65.7%(460/700)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.002
Trolley problem:don't switch0.106
switch don't switch
Ancient Greek Philosophy
60%(33/55)
20%(11/55)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
74.9%(606/809)
11%(89/809)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.001
Moral judgment:cognitivism0.102
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
86.4%(51/59)
6.7%(4/59)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
70%(572/816)
21.3%(174/816)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.002
Knowledge:rationalism0.101
rationalism empiricism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
51.5%(33/64)
26.5%(17/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
33.3%(285/855)
42.9%(367/855)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.002
Aesthetic value:objective0.099
objective subjective
Ancient Greek Philosophy
58.7%(37/63)
22.2%(14/63)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
44.3%(369/832)
40.8%(340/832)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.003
Meta-ethics:moral realism0.095
moral realism moral anti-realism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
74.1%(46/62)
12.9%(8/62)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
57.6%(481/834)
34%(284/834)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.004
God:theism0.089
theism atheism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
24.1%(15/62)
66.1%(41/62)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
14.1%(121/855)
77.3%(661/855)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.007
External world:idealism0.083
idealism not idealism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.3%(4/63)
87.3%(55/63)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
4.2%(36/852)
92.1%(785/852)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.012
not Politics:egalitarianism0.081
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
27.4%(14/51)
50.9%(26/51)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
44.2%(310/700)
38.2%(268/700)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.026
Perceptual experience:disjunctivism0.065
disjunctivism not disjunctivism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
19.6%(11/56)
67.8%(38/56)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
13.7%(91/660)
70.4%(465/660)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.082
not Normative ethics:deontology0.063
deontology not deontology
Ancient Greek Philosophy
24.5%(14/57)
64.9%(37/57)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
30.5%(227/743)
55.1%(410/743)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.074
Logic:classical0.06
classical non-classical
Ancient Greek Philosophy
72.4%(42/58)
13.7%(8/58)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
65.2%(486/745)
19.4%(145/745)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.089
Politics:libertarianism0.055
libertarianism not libertarianism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
15.6%(8/51)
62.7%(32/51)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
12%(84/700)
70.5%(494/700)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.132
Metaphilosophy:non-naturalism0.055
naturalism non-naturalism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
50%(28/56)
37.5%(21/56)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
55%(440/799)
29.5%(236/799)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.108
Mental content:internalism0.055
externalism internalism
Ancient Greek Philosophy
51.7%(30/58)
37.9%(22/58)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
60.3%(482/799)
24.7%(198/799)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.107

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Plato0.357
Plato not Plato
Ancient Greek Philosophy
29.6%(19/64)
70.3%(45/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
2%(18/867)
97.9%(849/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Aristotle0.33
Aristotle not Aristotle
Ancient Greek Philosophy
53.1%(34/64)
46.8%(30/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
9.6%(84/867)
90.3%(783/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.121
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
7.8%(5/64)
92.1%(59/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
1.3%(12/867)
98.6%(855/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.107
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
19.6%(170/867)
80.3%(697/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.106
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Ancient Greek Philosophy
4.6%(3/64)
95.3%(61/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
21.6%(188/867)
78.3%(679/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
xian:Socrates0.105
Socrates not Socrates
Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.2%(4/64)
93.7%(60/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
1.1%(10/867)
98.8%(857/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
AOS:Asian Philosophy0.095
Asian Philosophy not Asian Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
4.6%(3/64)
95.3%(61/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
0.8%(7/867)
99.1%(860/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.003
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.091
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
10.8%(94/867)
89.1%(773/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
not AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.075
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
10.4%(91/867)
89.5%(776/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.022
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.068
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.4%(56/867)
93.5%(811/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.038
not AOS:Epistemology0.067
Epistemology not Epistemology
Ancient Greek Philosophy
7.8%(5/64)
92.1%(59/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
17.8%(155/867)
82.1%(712/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.04
not xian:Hume0.066
Hume not Hume
Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.2%(4/64)
93.7%(60/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
15.5%(135/867)
84.4%(732/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
not AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.066
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
11.3%(98/867)
88.6%(769/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
not xian:Davidson0.064
Davidson not Davidson
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
5.6%(49/867)
94.3%(818/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
not xian:Carnap0.061
Carnap not Carnap
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
5.1%(45/867)
94.8%(822/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.062
not xian:Mill0.059
Mill not Mill
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
4.8%(42/867)
95.1%(825/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
not AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.059
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
4.8%(42/867)
95.1%(825/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
not xian:Russell0.054
Russell not Russell
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.9%(60/867)
93%(807/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not xian:Quine0.054
Quine not Quine
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.9%(60/867)
93%(807/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.054
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
6.9%(60/867)
93%(807/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:Philosophy of Mathematics0.053
Philosophy of Mathematics not Philosophy of Mathematics
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
4%(35/867)
95.9%(832/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
not AOS:Decision Theory0.05
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
3.5%(31/867)
96.4%(836/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd-0.063
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Ancient Greek Philosophy
39.2%(20/51)
60.7%(31/51)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
51.2%(343/669)
48.7%(326/669)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.091
not affil:region:Europe0.056
Europe not Europe
Ancient Greek Philosophy
~1.5%(~1/64)
~98.4%(~63/64)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
7.1%(62/867)
92.8%(805/867)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
year_of_birth-0.055
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
Ancient Greek Philosophy
44.2%(27/61)
55.7%(34/61)
not Ancient Greek Philosophy
50.8%(411/809)
49.1%(398/809)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: 0.104