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Correlations with: AOS:Decision Theory

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:consequentialism0.136
consequentialism not consequentialism
Decision Theory
60%(18/30)
30%(9/30)
not Decision Theory
26.2%(202/770)
59.6%(459/770)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Knowledge claims:relativism0.126
relativism not relativism
Decision Theory
12.5%(3/24)
62.5%(15/24)
not Decision Theory
3%(24/776)
85.8%(666/776)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Mind:physicalism0.108
physicalism non-physicalism
Decision Theory
87%(27/31)
9.6%(3/31)
not Decision Theory
56.5%(502/887)
31.4%(279/887)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.001
Laws of nature:Humean0.095
Humean non-Humean
Decision Theory
50%(15/30)
43.3%(13/30)
not Decision Theory
25.8%(216/834)
64.3%(537/834)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.005
not Normative ethics:deontology0.079
deontology not deontology
Decision Theory
13.3%(4/30)
76.6%(23/30)
not Decision Theory
30.7%(237/770)
55%(424/770)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.025
not Normative ethics:virtue ethics0.074
virtue ethics not virtue ethics
Decision Theory
10%(3/30)
80%(24/30)
not Decision Theory
21.5%(166/770)
64.2%(495/770)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.036
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.071
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
Decision Theory
11.1%(3/27)
81.4%(22/27)
not Decision Theory
26.8%(214/798)
59.2%(473/798)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.041
Aesthetic value:subjective0.071
objective subjective
Decision Theory
30%(9/30)
60%(18/30)
not Decision Theory
45.8%(397/865)
38.8%(336/865)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.033
Zombies:conceivable but not metaphysically possible0.068
conceivable but not metaphysically possible not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
Decision Theory
55.5%(15/27)
37%(10/27)
not Decision Theory
39.5%(316/798)
46.4%(371/798)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.05
not Politics:communitarianism0.067
communitarianism not communitarianism
Decision Theory
~4.5%(~1/22)
81.8%(18/22)
not Decision Theory
18.1%(132/729)
64%(467/729)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.066
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.066
naturalism non-naturalism
Decision Theory
68.9%(20/29)
20.6%(6/29)
not Decision Theory
54.2%(448/826)
30.3%(251/826)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.053
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.065
moral anti-realism moral realism
Decision Theory
41.9%(13/31)
51.6%(16/31)
not Decision Theory
28.5%(247/865)
62.7%(543/865)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.051
Time:B-theory0.063
A-theory B-theory
Decision Theory
17.6%(3/17)
64.7%(11/17)
not Decision Theory
30%(170/566)
45.5%(258/566)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.128
Knowledge:empiricism0.063
rationalism empiricism
Decision Theory
20.6%(6/29)
51.7%(15/29)
not Decision Theory
35%(312/890)
41.4%(369/890)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.056
Trolley problem:switch0.06
switch don't switch
Decision Theory
80%(24/30)
~3.3%(~1/30)
not Decision Theory
73.7%(615/834)
11.8%(99/834)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.077
Free will:compatibilism0.06
compatibilism not compatibilism
Decision Theory
79.3%(23/29)
20.6%(6/29)
not Decision Theory
60.5%(527/870)
30%(261/870)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.072
not External world:idealism0.06
idealism not idealism
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
4.5%(40/884)
91.5%(809/884)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.069
Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.054
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Decision Theory
~5.5%(~1/18)
72.2%(13/18)
not Decision Theory
3.8%(27/698)
80.6%(563/698)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.148
not Free will:libertarianism0.052
libertarianism not libertarianism
Decision Theory
~3.4%(~1/29)
~96.5%(~28/29)
not Decision Theory
14.4%(126/870)
76%(662/870)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.119
Moral motivation:internalism0.052
externalism internalism
Decision Theory
33.3%(8/24)
54.1%(13/24)
not Decision Theory
38.3%(286/746)
43.9%(328/746)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.149
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.05
two boxes one box
Decision Theory
65.5%(19/29)
27.5%(8/29)
not Decision Theory
43.5%(276/634)
31.7%(201/634)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.198
God:atheism0.05
atheism theism
Decision Theory
80.6%(25/31)
9.6%(3/31)
not Decision Theory
73.7%(653/886)
17.7%(157/886)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.13

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Probability0.184
Philosophy of Probability not Philosophy of Probability
Decision Theory
16.1%(5/31)
83.8%(26/31)
not Decision Theory
1.5%(14/900)
98.4%(886/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Lewis0.176
Lewis not Lewis
Decision Theory
32.2%(10/31)
67.7%(21/31)
not Decision Theory
6.5%(59/900)
93.4%(841/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Social Science0.133
Philosophy of Social Science not Philosophy of Social Science
Decision Theory
12.9%(4/31)
87%(27/31)
not Decision Theory
1.8%(17/900)
98.1%(883/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Carnap0.125
Carnap not Carnap
Decision Theory
19.3%(6/31)
80.6%(25/31)
not Decision Theory
4.3%(39/900)
95.6%(861/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Hume0.107
Hume not Hume
Decision Theory
35.4%(11/31)
64.5%(20/31)
not Decision Theory
14.2%(128/900)
85.7%(772/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
xian:Rawls0.103
Rawls not Rawls
Decision Theory
16.1%(5/31)
83.8%(26/31)
not Decision Theory
4.1%(37/900)
95.8%(863/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
metasurvey:accuracy-0.091
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Decision Theory
33.3%(3/9)
66.6%(6/9)
not Decision Theory
50.7%(102/201)
49.2%(99/201)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.188
xian:Davidson0.09
Davidson not Davidson
Decision Theory
16.1%(5/31)
83.8%(26/31)
not Decision Theory
4.8%(44/900)
95.1%(856/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
AOS:Epistemology0.09
Epistemology not Epistemology
Decision Theory
35.4%(11/31)
64.5%(20/31)
not Decision Theory
16.5%(149/900)
83.4%(751/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
not AOS:Metaphysics0.066
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Decision Theory
9.6%(3/31)
90.3%(28/31)
not Decision Theory
25.6%(231/900)
74.3%(669/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.066
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
11.8%(107/900)
88.1%(793/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.064
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
21%(189/900)
79%(711/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
tradition:analytic0.063
analytic continental
Decision Theory
~96.7%(~30/31)
~3.2%(~1/31)
not Decision Theory
87.6%(789/900)
3.7%(34/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.054
not xian:Wittgenstein0.054
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
8.1%(73/900)
91.8%(827/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.052
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Decision Theory
9.6%(3/31)
90.3%(28/31)
not Decision Theory
3.8%(35/900)
96.1%(865/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not xian:Aristotle0.052
Aristotle not Aristotle
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
13%(117/900)
87%(783/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.051
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Decision Theory
19.3%(6/31)
80.6%(25/31)
not Decision Theory
10.4%(94/900)
89.5%(806/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119
not AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.05
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
7.1%(64/900)
92.8%(836/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127
not xian:Kant0.05
Kant not Kant
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
12.4%(112/900)
87.5%(788/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:Europe0.056
Europe not Europe
Decision Theory
22.5%(7/31)
77.4%(24/31)
not Decision Theory
12.1%(109/900)
87.8%(791/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
not nationality_region:Other0.052
Other not Other
Decision Theory
~3.2%(~1/31)
~96.7%(~30/31)
not Decision Theory
7.7%(70/900)
92.2%(830/900)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112