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Correlations with: xian:Davidson

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
Mental content:externalism0.12
internalism externalism
Davidson
10.4%(5/48)
79.1%(38/48)
not Davidson
26.8%(217/809)
58.3%(472/809)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: < 0.001
Free will:compatibilism0.107
compatibilism not compatibilism
Davidson
80.8%(38/47)
12.7%(6/47)
not Davidson
60%(512/852)
30.6%(261/852)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.001
Analytic-synthetic distinction:no0.107
no yes
Davidson
45.8%(22/48)
54.1%(26/48)
not Davidson
26.7%(233/872)
67%(585/872)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.001
not Zombies:metaphysically possible0.081
metaphysically possible not metaphysically possible
Davidson
15.5%(7/45)
75.5%(34/45)
not Davidson
26.9%(210/780)
59.1%(461/780)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.019
Proper names:Fregean0.072
Millian Fregean
Davidson
35.5%(16/45)
57.7%(26/45)
not Davidson
42.6%(315/738)
39.9%(295/738)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.043
Epistemic justification:externalism0.071
internalism externalism
Davidson
20%(9/45)
66.6%(30/45)
not Davidson
34%(280/823)
47.8%(394/823)
Response pairs: 868   p-value: 0.036
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.07
naturalism non-naturalism
Davidson
65.2%(30/46)
17.3%(8/46)
not Davidson
54.1%(438/809)
30.7%(249/809)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.04
not Free will:no free will0.068
no free will free will
Davidson
~2.1%(~1/47)
89.3%(42/47)
not Davidson
13.1%(112/852)
77.5%(661/852)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.041
Teletransporter:survival0.056
survival death
Davidson
47.7%(21/44)
25%(11/44)
not Davidson
41.2%(319/774)
37.7%(292/774)
Response pairs: 818   p-value: 0.109
not Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.056
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Davidson
~2.6%(~1/38)
81.5%(31/38)
not Davidson
4.1%(28/678)
80.3%(545/678)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.134
not External world:skepticism0.054
skepticism not skepticism
Davidson
~2.1%(~1/47)
~97.8%(~46/47)
not Davidson
5.1%(45/868)
91%(790/868)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.102
not Free will:libertarianism0.054
libertarianism not libertarianism
Davidson
8.5%(4/47)
85.1%(40/47)
not Davidson
14.5%(124/852)
76.1%(649/852)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.105
Zombies:inconceivable0.05
inconceivable not inconceivable
Davidson
26.6%(12/45)
64.4%(29/45)
not Davidson
17.5%(137/780)
68.4%(534/780)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.151

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Language0.148
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Davidson
42.8%(21/49)
57.1%(28/49)
not Davidson
17.1%(151/882)
82.8%(731/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Wittgenstein0.092
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
Davidson
18.3%(9/49)
81.6%(40/49)
not Davidson
7.2%(64/882)
92.7%(818/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.004
AOS:Decision Theory0.09
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Davidson
10.2%(5/49)
89.7%(44/49)
not Davidson
2.9%(26/882)
97%(856/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.082
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Davidson
34.6%(17/49)
65.3%(32/49)
not Davidson
19.7%(174/882)
80.2%(708/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.012
xian:Frege0.078
Frege not Frege
Davidson
16.3%(8/49)
83.6%(41/49)
not Davidson
7%(62/882)
92.9%(820/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.017
not xian:Kant0.072
Kant not Kant
Davidson
~2%(~1/49)
~97.9%(~48/49)
not Davidson
12.6%(112/882)
87.3%(770/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.028
AOS:20th Century Philosophy0.064
20th Century Philosophy not 20th Century Philosophy
Davidson
10.2%(5/49)
89.7%(44/49)
not Davidson
4.1%(37/882)
95.8%(845/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
not AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.064
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
Davidson
~2%(~1/49)
~97.9%(~48/49)
not Davidson
7.2%(64/882)
92.7%(818/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
AOS:Philosophy of Action0.062
Philosophy of Action not Philosophy of Action
Davidson
10.2%(5/49)
89.7%(44/49)
not Davidson
4.3%(38/882)
95.6%(844/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.058
tradition:analytic0.059
analytic continental
Davidson
~97.9%(~48/49)
~2%(~1/49)
not Davidson
87.6%(773/882)
3.8%(34/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
xian:Quine0.054
Quine not Quine
Davidson
12.2%(6/49)
87.7%(43/49)
not Davidson
6.2%(55/882)
93.7%(827/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not xian:Rawls0.051
Rawls not Rawls
Davidson
~2%(~1/49)
~97.9%(~48/49)
not Davidson
4.7%(42/882)
95.2%(840/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.119

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
affil:region:Europe0.07
Europe not Europe
Davidson
14.2%(7/49)
85.7%(42/49)
not Davidson
6.3%(56/882)
93.6%(826/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.032
year_of_phd-0.062
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Davidson
35.8%(14/39)
64.1%(25/39)
not Davidson
51.2%(349/681)
48.7%(332/681)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.096
phd_region:Europe0.057
Europe not Europe
Davidson
10.2%(5/49)
89.7%(44/49)
not Davidson
4.6%(41/882)
95.3%(841/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not nationality_region:Australasia0.057
Australasia not Australasia
Davidson
~2%(~1/49)
~97.9%(~48/49)
not Davidson
5.8%(52/882)
94.1%(830/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082
not affil:region:Australasia0.057
Australasia not Australasia
Davidson
~2%(~1/49)
~97.9%(~48/49)
not Davidson
6%(53/882)
93.9%(829/882)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.082