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Correlations with: AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science

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
Time:B-theory0.145
A-theory B-theory
Philosophy of Physical Science
14.5%(8/55)
61.8%(34/55)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
31.2%(165/528)
44.5%(235/528)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: < 0.001
Zombies:inconceivable0.118
inconceivable not inconceivable
Philosophy of Physical Science
25.4%(14/55)
43.6%(24/55)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
17.5%(135/770)
70%(539/770)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: < 0.001
Mind:physicalism0.108
non-physicalism physicalism
Philosophy of Physical Science
11.6%(7/60)
78.3%(47/60)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
28.9%(248/858)
59.3%(509/858)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.001
Knowledge:empiricism0.103
empiricism rationalism
Philosophy of Physical Science
62.5%(35/56)
16%(9/56)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
40.5%(350/863)
35.6%(308/863)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.001
not Moral judgment:cognitivism0.101
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Philosophy of Physical Science
52.8%(28/53)
35.8%(19/53)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
72.3%(595/822)
19.3%(159/822)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.002
Knowledge claims:relativism0.099
relativism not relativism
Philosophy of Physical Science
6.1%(3/49)
67.3%(33/49)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
3.1%(24/751)
86.2%(648/751)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.005
Politics:libertarianism0.096
libertarianism not libertarianism
Philosophy of Physical Science
21.2%(10/47)
53.1%(25/47)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
11.6%(82/704)
71.1%(501/704)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.008
Aesthetic value:subjective0.095
objective subjective
Philosophy of Physical Science
33.3%(19/57)
54.3%(31/57)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
46.1%(387/838)
38.5%(323/838)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.004
Analytic-synthetic distinction:no0.092
yes no
Philosophy of Physical Science
50%(30/60)
40%(24/60)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
67%(577/860)
27.3%(235/860)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.005
A priori knowledge:no0.084
yes no
Philosophy of Physical Science
56.1%(32/57)
29.8%(17/57)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
73.6%(634/861)
18.9%(163/861)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.01
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.08
consequentialism not consequentialism
Philosophy of Physical Science
40.7%(22/54)
42.5%(23/54)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
26.5%(198/746)
59.6%(445/746)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.023
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.079
naturalism non-naturalism
Philosophy of Physical Science
69%(38/55)
18.1%(10/55)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
53.7%(430/800)
30.8%(247/800)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.02
Abstract objects:nominalism0.075
Platonism nominalism
Philosophy of Physical Science
25%(15/60)
56.6%(34/60)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
42.3%(353/834)
47.6%(397/834)
Response pairs: 894   p-value: 0.024
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.072
moral anti-realism moral realism
Philosophy of Physical Science
40.7%(22/54)
44.4%(24/54)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
28.2%(238/842)
63.5%(535/842)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.031
God:atheism0.065
theism atheism
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/60)
83.3%(50/60)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
15.6%(134/857)
76%(652/857)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.049
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.054
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
Philosophy of Physical Science
10.9%(6/55)
58.1%(32/55)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
27.4%(211/770)
60.1%(463/770)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.121
Newcomb's problem:one box0.052
two boxes one box
Philosophy of Physical Science
32%(17/53)
33.9%(18/53)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
45.5%(278/610)
31.3%(191/610)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.181
not Personal identity:psychological view0.052
psychological view not psychological view
Philosophy of Physical Science
25.4%(13/51)
45%(23/51)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
39.3%(300/762)
40.4%(308/762)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.138
not Normative ethics:deontology0.051
deontology not deontology
Philosophy of Physical Science
18.5%(10/54)
64.8%(35/54)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
30.9%(231/746)
55.2%(412/746)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.149
not Knowledge claims:invariantism0.051
invariantism not invariantism
Philosophy of Physical Science
18.3%(9/49)
55.1%(27/49)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
37.4%(281/751)
52%(391/751)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.149
Mental content:internalism0.05
externalism internalism
Philosophy of Physical Science
50%(26/52)
25%(13/52)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
60.3%(486/805)
25.7%(207/805)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.143

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.3
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Physical Science
44.2%(27/61)
55.7%(34/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
7.7%(67/870)
92.2%(803/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Carnap0.142
Carnap not Carnap
Philosophy of Physical Science
16.3%(10/61)
83.6%(51/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
4%(35/870)
95.9%(835/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Probability0.115
Philosophy of Probability not Philosophy of Probability
Philosophy of Physical Science
8.1%(5/61)
91.8%(56/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
1.6%(14/870)
98.3%(856/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Normative Ethics0.098
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
15.8%(138/870)
84.1%(732/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.002
not AOS:Meta-Ethics0.092
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
11.7%(102/870)
88.2%(768/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.004
AOS:Philosophy of Mathematics0.084
Philosophy of Mathematics not Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Physical Science
9.8%(6/61)
90.1%(55/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
3.3%(29/870)
96.6%(841/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.01
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.081
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Physical Science
6.5%(4/61)
93.4%(57/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
19.3%(168/870)
80.6%(702/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.013
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.081
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
12.1%(106/870)
87.8%(764/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.013
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.07
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Physical Science
9.8%(6/61)
90.1%(55/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
21.2%(185/870)
78.7%(685/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.032
not AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.063
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
11.2%(98/870)
88.7%(772/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.054
not xian:Frege0.059
Frege not Frege
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
7.9%(69/870)
92%(801/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
not AOS:Applied Ethics0.058
Applied Ethics not Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
4.9%(43/870)
95%(827/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076
not xian:Kant0.058
Kant not Kant
Philosophy of Physical Science
4.9%(3/61)
95%(58/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
12.6%(110/870)
87.3%(760/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076
not AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.057
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
4.8%(42/870)
95.1%(828/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.054
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
7.2%(63/870)
92.7%(807/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.054
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
4.3%(38/870)
95.6%(832/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:19th Century Philosophy0.053
19th Century Philosophy not 19th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Physical Science
~1.6%(~1/61)
~98.3%(~60/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
4.2%(37/870)
95.7%(833/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
xian:Quine0.052
Quine not Quine
Philosophy of Physical Science
11.4%(7/61)
88.5%(54/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
6.2%(54/870)
93.7%(816/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Epistemology0.051
Epistemology not Epistemology
Philosophy of Physical Science
9.8%(6/61)
90.1%(55/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
17.7%(154/870)
82.2%(716/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
gender:male0.089
male female
Philosophy of Physical Science
94.7%(54/57)
5.2%(3/57)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
80.7%(665/824)
19.2%(159/824)
Response pairs: 881   p-value: 0.008
phd_region:United Kingdom0.057
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Philosophy of Physical Science
19.6%(12/61)
80.3%(49/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
11.9%(104/870)
88%(766/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
phd_region:Canada0.057
Canada not Canada
Philosophy of Physical Science
6.5%(4/61)
93.4%(57/61)
not Philosophy of Physical Science
2.6%(23/870)
97.3%(847/870)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082