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Correlations with: AOS:Philosophy of Mind

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 Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.19
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Philosophy of Mind
4.4%(8/178)
91.5%(163/178)
not Philosophy of Mind
3.9%(21/538)
76.7%(413/538)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: < 0.001
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.175
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
Philosophy of Mind
18.4%(35/190)
76.3%(145/190)
not Philosophy of Mind
28.6%(182/635)
55.1%(350/635)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.135
non-naturalism naturalism
Philosophy of Mind
19.2%(35/182)
64.2%(117/182)
not Philosophy of Mind
31.2%(210/673)
53.9%(363/673)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: < 0.001
Truth:correspondence0.127
correspondence not correspondence
Philosophy of Mind
67.9%(123/181)
28.1%(51/181)
not Philosophy of Mind
51.3%(350/682)
42%(287/682)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: < 0.001
not External world:idealism0.117
idealism not idealism
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/189)
96.2%(182/189)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.2%(38/726)
90.6%(658/726)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: < 0.001
not Perceptual experience:qualia theory0.113
qualia theory not qualia theory
Philosophy of Mind
18.5%(33/178)
77.5%(138/178)
not Philosophy of Mind
15%(81/538)
65.6%(353/538)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.002
Knowledge claims:invariantism0.111
invariantism not invariantism
Philosophy of Mind
47.9%(83/173)
42.1%(73/173)
not Philosophy of Mind
33%(207/627)
55%(345/627)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.001
God:atheism0.109
atheism theism
Philosophy of Mind
84.4%(157/186)
9.6%(18/186)
not Philosophy of Mind
71.2%(521/731)
19.4%(142/731)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: < 0.001
Science:scientific realism0.103
scientific realism scientific anti-realism
Philosophy of Mind
85.6%(161/188)
8.5%(16/188)
not Philosophy of Mind
75.2%(540/718)
16.9%(122/718)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: 0.001
Laws of nature:non-Humean0.103
non-Humean Humean
Philosophy of Mind
70.5%(127/180)
18.8%(34/180)
not Philosophy of Mind
59.3%(406/684)
31.2%(214/684)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.002
not Truth:deflationary0.089
deflationary not deflationary
Philosophy of Mind
20.4%(37/181)
75.6%(137/181)
not Philosophy of Mind
28.4%(194/682)
64.9%(443/682)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.008
not Truth:epistemic0.088
epistemic not epistemic
Philosophy of Mind
3.8%(7/181)
92.2%(167/181)
not Philosophy of Mind
8.3%(57/682)
85%(580/682)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.009
External world:non-skeptical realism0.085
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Philosophy of Mind
88.3%(167/189)
8.9%(17/189)
not Philosophy of Mind
81.6%(593/726)
14.1%(103/726)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.01
not Knowledge claims:contextualism0.078
contextualism not contextualism
Philosophy of Mind
39.3%(68/173)
50.8%(88/173)
not Philosophy of Mind
48.6%(305/627)
39.3%(247/627)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.027
not External world:skepticism0.078
skepticism not skepticism
Philosophy of Mind
3.7%(7/189)
93.6%(177/189)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.2%(38/726)
90.6%(658/726)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.018
not Knowledge claims:relativism0.076
relativism not relativism
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/173)
89%(154/173)
not Philosophy of Mind
3.9%(25/627)
84%(527/627)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.031
Meta-ethics:moral realism0.074
moral realism moral anti-realism
Philosophy of Mind
66.2%(120/181)
24.3%(44/181)
not Philosophy of Mind
56.9%(407/715)
34.6%(248/715)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.026
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.074
further-fact view not further-fact view
Philosophy of Mind
11.3%(20/176)
69.3%(122/176)
not Philosophy of Mind
14.7%(94/637)
64%(408/637)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.034
Trolley problem:switch0.071
switch don't switch
Philosophy of Mind
80.4%(144/179)
8.3%(15/179)
not Philosophy of Mind
72.2%(495/685)
12.4%(85/685)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.036
Mental content:externalism0.068
externalism internalism
Philosophy of Mind
65.7%(125/190)
23.6%(45/190)
not Philosophy of Mind
58%(387/667)
26.2%(175/667)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.046
Mind:physicalism0.063
non-physicalism physicalism
Philosophy of Mind
22.1%(42/190)
65.2%(124/190)
not Philosophy of Mind
29.2%(213/728)
59.3%(432/728)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.056
A priori knowledge:yes0.06
yes no
Philosophy of Mind
77.2%(146/189)
15.3%(29/189)
not Philosophy of Mind
71.3%(520/729)
20.7%(151/729)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.069

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.274
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Mind
18.8%(36/191)
81.1%(155/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
2.7%(20/740)
97.2%(720/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Normative Ethics0.175
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Mind
2.6%(5/191)
97.3%(186/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
18.1%(134/740)
81.8%(606/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Descartes0.133
Descartes not Descartes
Philosophy of Mind
5.7%(11/191)
94.2%(180/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
1%(8/740)
98.9%(732/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.133
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
2.6%(5/191)
97.3%(186/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
12.8%(95/740)
87.1%(645/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Language0.114
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
27.2%(52/191)
72.7%(139/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
16.2%(120/740)
83.7%(620/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.114
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy of Mind
3.1%(6/191)
96.8%(185/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
11.6%(86/740)
88.3%(654/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Meta-Ethics0.11
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Philosophy of Mind
4.1%(8/191)
95.8%(183/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
12.7%(94/740)
87.2%(646/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Locke0.109
Locke not Locke
Philosophy of Mind
7.8%(15/191)
92.1%(176/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
2.7%(20/740)
97.2%(720/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Frege0.107
Frege not Frege
Philosophy of Mind
13%(25/191)
86.9%(166/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
6%(45/740)
93.9%(695/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
not AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.106
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
1.5%(3/191)
98.4%(188/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
8.2%(61/740)
91.7%(679/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
not AOS:Applied Ethics0.099
Applied Ethics not Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.6%(42/740)
94.3%(698/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.002
not xian:Hume0.093
Hume not Hume
Philosophy of Mind
8.3%(16/191)
91.6%(175/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
16.6%(123/740)
83.3%(617/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.004
tradition:analytic0.092
analytic continental
Philosophy of Mind
93.7%(179/191)
~0.5%(~1/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
86.6%(641/740)
4.3%(32/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.004
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.089
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
4.8%(36/740)
95.1%(704/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.006
not AOS:Philosophy of Mathematics0.086
Philosophy of Mathematics not Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
4.5%(34/740)
95.4%(706/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.008
not xian:Mill0.084
Mill not Mill
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.4%(40/740)
94.5%(700/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.01
not xian:Rawls0.084
Rawls not Rawls
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.4%(40/740)
94.5%(700/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.01
xian:Davidson0.082
Davidson not Davidson
Philosophy of Mind
8.9%(17/191)
91%(174/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
4.3%(32/740)
95.6%(708/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.012
not xian:Kant0.082
Kant not Kant
Philosophy of Mind
6.8%(13/191)
93.1%(178/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
13.5%(100/740)
86.4%(640/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.012
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.082
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
6.2%(12/191)
93.7%(179/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
12.8%(95/740)
87.1%(645/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.012
xian:Husserl0.076
Husserl not Husserl
Philosophy of Mind
2.6%(5/191)
97.3%(186/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
0.6%(5/740)
99.3%(735/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.02
not xian:Plato0.076
Plato not Plato
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
4.7%(35/740)
95.2%(705/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.02
not AOS:Philosophy of Probability0.073
Philosophy of Probability not Philosophy of Probability
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
2.5%(19/740)
97.4%(721/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.025
not AOS:Philosophy of Law0.073
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
3.6%(27/740)
96.3%(713/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.025
not AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.07
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
Philosophy of Mind
3.1%(6/191)
96.8%(185/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
7.4%(55/740)
92.5%(685/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.032
not AOS:Decision Theory0.064
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Philosophy of Mind
~0.5%(~1/191)
~99.4%(~190/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
3.9%(29/740)
96%(711/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.055
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
6.8%(13/191)
93.1%(178/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
10.9%(81/740)
89%(659/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
not xian:Carnap0.052
Carnap not Carnap
Philosophy of Mind
2.6%(5/191)
97.3%(186/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.4%(40/740)
94.5%(700/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
phd_region:United Kingdom0.09
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Philosophy of Mind
18.3%(35/191)
81.6%(156/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
10.9%(81/740)
89%(659/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
affil:region:Europe0.074
Europe not Europe
Philosophy of Mind
10.4%(20/191)
89.5%(171/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
5.8%(43/740)
94.1%(697/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.023
affil:region:United Kingdom0.065
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Philosophy of Mind
25.1%(48/191)
74.8%(143/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
18.6%(138/740)
81.3%(602/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not phd_region:United States0.062
United States not United States
Philosophy of Mind
47.1%(90/191)
52.8%(101/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
54.8%(406/740)
45.1%(334/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.058
not affil:region:United States0.058
United States not United States
Philosophy of Mind
55.4%(106/191)
44.5%(85/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
62.5%(463/740)
37.4%(277/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076
nationality_region:United Kingdom0.053
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Philosophy of Mind
20.4%(39/191)
79.5%(152/191)
not Philosophy of Mind
15.5%(115/740)
84.4%(625/740)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106