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Correlations with: AOS:Continental 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
not Moral judgment:cognitivism0.167
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Continental Philosophy
30.4%(7/23)
60.8%(14/23)
not Continental Philosophy
72.3%(616/852)
19.2%(164/852)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: < 0.001
Science:scientific anti-realism0.142
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
Continental Philosophy
44%(11/25)
44%(11/25)
not Continental Philosophy
78.3%(690/881)
14.4%(127/881)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: < 0.001
Logic:non-classical0.103
classical non-classical
Continental Philosophy
41.1%(7/17)
47%(8/17)
not Continental Philosophy
66.2%(521/786)
18.4%(145/786)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.003
Metaphilosophy:non-naturalism0.102
naturalism non-naturalism
Continental Philosophy
26%(6/23)
60.8%(14/23)
not Continental Philosophy
55.5%(462/832)
29.2%(243/832)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.002
not Knowledge claims:invariantism0.101
invariantism not invariantism
Continental Philosophy
20%(4/20)
80%(16/20)
not Continental Philosophy
36.6%(286/780)
51.5%(402/780)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.004
Knowledge claims:contextualism0.098
contextualism not contextualism
Continental Philosophy
75%(15/20)
25%(5/20)
not Continental Philosophy
45.8%(358/780)
42.3%(330/780)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.005
not Truth:correspondence0.098
correspondence not correspondence
Continental Philosophy
27.2%(6/22)
59%(13/22)
not Continental Philosophy
55.5%(467/841)
38.6%(325/841)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.003
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.092
moral realism moral anti-realism
Continental Philosophy
36%(9/25)
48%(12/25)
not Continental Philosophy
59.4%(518/871)
32.1%(280/871)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.005
Trolley problem:don't switch0.088
switch don't switch
Continental Philosophy
52.3%(11/21)
19%(4/21)
not Continental Philosophy
74.4%(628/843)
11.3%(96/843)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.009
God:theism0.087
atheism theism
Continental Philosophy
54.1%(13/24)
37.5%(9/24)
not Continental Philosophy
74.4%(665/893)
16.9%(151/893)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.008
not Normative ethics:consequentialism0.087
consequentialism not consequentialism
Continental Philosophy
13.6%(3/22)
77.2%(17/22)
not Continental Philosophy
27.8%(217/778)
57.9%(451/778)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.013
not External world:non-skeptical realism0.083
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Continental Philosophy
68%(17/25)
32%(8/25)
not Continental Philosophy
83.4%(743/890)
12.5%(112/890)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.012
not Perceptual experience:representationalism0.078
representationalism not representationalism
Continental Philosophy
21%(4/19)
68.4%(13/19)
not Continental Philosophy
41.4%(289/697)
42.8%(299/697)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.036
not Knowledge claims:relativism0.072
relativism not relativism
Continental Philosophy
~5%(~1/20)
~95%(~19/20)
not Continental Philosophy
3.4%(27/780)
84.7%(661/780)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.041
Mind:non-physicalism0.069
non-physicalism physicalism
Continental Philosophy
40.9%(9/22)
36.3%(8/22)
not Continental Philosophy
27.4%(246/896)
61.1%(548/896)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.036
Aesthetic value:subjective0.067
objective subjective
Continental Philosophy
32%(8/25)
60%(15/25)
not Continental Philosophy
45.7%(398/870)
38.9%(339/870)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.045
Abstract objects:nominalism0.066
Platonism nominalism
Continental Philosophy
25%(6/24)
70.8%(17/24)
not Continental Philosophy
41.6%(362/870)
47.5%(414/870)
Response pairs: 894   p-value: 0.048
Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.061
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Continental Philosophy
40.9%(9/22)
50%(11/22)
not Continental Philosophy
20.5%(160/778)
65.2%(508/778)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.084
Proper names:Fregean0.061
Millian Fregean
Continental Philosophy
22.2%(4/18)
55.5%(10/18)
not Continental Philosophy
42.7%(327/765)
40.6%(311/765)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.088
not Personal identity:psychological view0.058
psychological view not psychological view
Continental Philosophy
27.2%(6/22)
50%(11/22)
not Continental Philosophy
38.8%(307/791)
40.4%(320/791)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.098
Moral motivation:internalism0.051
externalism internalism
Continental Philosophy
28.5%(6/21)
57.1%(12/21)
not Continental Philosophy
38.4%(288/749)
43.9%(329/749)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.157

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
tradition:continental0.457
continental analytic
Continental Philosophy
64%(16/25)
24%(6/25)
not Continental Philosophy
1.9%(18/906)
89.8%(814/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Heidegger0.452
Heidegger not Heidegger
Continental Philosophy
32%(8/25)
68%(17/25)
not Continental Philosophy
0.4%(4/906)
99.5%(902/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Nietzsche0.243
Nietzsche not Nietzsche
Continental Philosophy
24%(6/25)
76%(19/25)
not Continental Philosophy
1.6%(15/906)
98.3%(891/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.187
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
28%(7/25)
72%(18/25)
not Continental Philosophy
3.8%(35/906)
96.1%(871/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Husserl0.176
Husserl not Husserl
Continental Philosophy
12%(3/25)
88%(22/25)
not Continental Philosophy
0.7%(7/906)
99.2%(899/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.136
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
20%(5/25)
80%(20/25)
not Continental Philosophy
3.5%(32/906)
96.4%(874/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Hegel0.131
Hegel not Hegel
Continental Philosophy
12%(3/25)
88%(22/25)
not Continental Philosophy
1.4%(13/906)
98.5%(893/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Epistemology0.075
Epistemology not Epistemology
Continental Philosophy
~4%(~1/25)
~96%(~24/25)
not Continental Philosophy
17.6%(160/906)
82.3%(746/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.022
not xian:Hume0.069
Hume not Hume
Continental Philosophy
~4%(~1/25)
~96%(~24/25)
not Continental Philosophy
15.3%(139/906)
84.6%(767/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.035
xian:Plato0.068
Plato not Plato
Continental Philosophy
12%(3/25)
88%(22/25)
not Continental Philosophy
3.7%(34/906)
96.2%(872/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.038
not AOS:Metaphysics0.065
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Continental Philosophy
~4%(~1/25)
~96%(~24/25)
not Continental Philosophy
25.6%(232/906)
74.3%(674/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.055
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Continental Philosophy
~4%(~1/25)
~96%(~24/25)
not Continental Philosophy
10.1%(92/906)
89.8%(814/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd-0.111
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Continental Philosophy
20%(4/20)
80%(16/20)
not Continental Philosophy
51.2%(359/700)
48.7%(341/700)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.002
year_of_birth-0.11
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
Continental Philosophy
13%(3/23)
86.9%(20/23)
not Continental Philosophy
51.3%(435/847)
48.6%(412/847)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: 0.001
phd_region:Canada0.05
Canada not Canada
Continental Philosophy
~4%(~1/25)
~96%(~24/25)
not Continental Philosophy
2.7%(25/906)
97.2%(881/906)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127