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Correlations with: xian:Locke

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
Truth:correspondence0.121
correspondence not correspondence
Locke
87.8%(29/33)
12.1%(4/33)
not Locke
53.4%(444/830)
40.2%(334/830)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: < 0.001
not Truth:deflationary0.112
deflationary not deflationary
Locke
~3%(~1/33)
~96.9%(~32/33)
not Locke
27.5%(229/830)
66.1%(549/830)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: < 0.001
Laws of nature:non-Humean0.107
non-Humean Humean
Locke
85.2%(29/34)
11.7%(4/34)
not Locke
60.7%(504/830)
29.3%(244/830)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.001
not External world:idealism0.09
idealism not idealism
Locke
~2.8%(~1/35)
~97.1%(~34/35)
not Locke
4.5%(40/880)
91.4%(805/880)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.006
not Truth:epistemic0.087
epistemic not epistemic
Locke
~3%(~1/33)
~96.9%(~32/33)
not Locke
7.7%(64/830)
86%(714/830)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.01
Politics:libertarianism0.07
libertarianism not libertarianism
Locke
25.8%(8/31)
61.2%(19/31)
not Locke
11.6%(84/720)
70.4%(507/720)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.055
Moral motivation:externalism0.07
internalism externalism
Locke
31.2%(10/32)
56.2%(18/32)
not Locke
44.9%(332/738)
37.2%(275/738)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.052
Meta-ethics:moral realism0.065
moral realism moral anti-realism
Locke
74.2%(26/35)
20%(7/35)
not Locke
58.1%(501/861)
33.1%(285/861)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.051
Knowledge:empiricism0.059
empiricism rationalism
Locke
48.5%(17/35)
22.8%(8/35)
not Locke
41.6%(368/884)
34.9%(309/884)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.073
Mental content:internalism0.057
internalism externalism
Locke
34.3%(11/32)
40.6%(13/32)
not Locke
25.5%(211/825)
60.2%(497/825)
Response pairs: 857   p-value: 0.095
Aesthetic value:objective0.056
objective subjective
Locke
54.2%(19/35)
34.2%(12/35)
not Locke
45%(387/860)
39.7%(342/860)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.094
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.055
representationalism not representationalism
Locke
51.7%(15/29)
24.1%(7/29)
not Locke
40.4%(278/687)
44.3%(305/687)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.141
External world:non-skeptical realism0.052
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Locke
88.5%(31/35)
11.4%(4/35)
not Locke
82.8%(729/880)
13.1%(116/880)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.115
Moral judgment:cognitivism0.051
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Locke
77.1%(27/35)
11.4%(4/35)
not Locke
70.9%(596/840)
20.7%(174/840)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.131
Knowledge claims:invariantism0.05
invariantism not invariantism
Locke
47%(16/34)
44.1%(15/34)
not Locke
35.7%(274/766)
52.6%(403/766)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.157

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Philosophy of Law0.13
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
Locke
14.2%(5/35)
85.7%(30/35)
not Locke
2.5%(23/896)
97.4%(873/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.109
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Locke
42.8%(15/35)
57.1%(20/35)
not Locke
19.6%(176/896)
80.3%(720/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Descartes0.091
Descartes not Descartes
Locke
8.5%(3/35)
91.4%(32/35)
not Locke
1.7%(16/896)
98.2%(880/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.07
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Locke
22.8%(8/35)
77.1%(27/35)
not Locke
11%(99/896)
88.9%(797/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.032
xian:Moore0.066
Moore not Moore
Locke
8.5%(3/35)
91.4%(32/35)
not Locke
2.6%(24/896)
97.3%(872/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.044
AOS:Philosophy of Action0.064
Philosophy of Action not Philosophy of Action
Locke
11.4%(4/35)
88.5%(31/35)
not Locke
4.3%(39/896)
95.6%(857/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.059
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Locke
20%(7/35)
80%(28/35)
not Locke
10.3%(93/896)
89.6%(803/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
not xian:Frege0.056
Frege not Frege
Locke
~2.8%(~1/35)
~97.1%(~34/35)
not Locke
7.8%(70/896)
92.1%(826/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
AOS:Metaphysics0.054
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Locke
37.1%(13/35)
62.8%(22/35)
not Locke
24.6%(221/896)
75.3%(675/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.05
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Locke
8.5%(3/35)
91.4%(32/35)
not Locke
18.8%(169/896)
81.1%(727/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd-0.066
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Locke
33.3%(9/27)
66.6%(18/27)
not Locke
51%(354/693)
48.9%(339/693)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.076
not nationality_region:Other0.056
Other not Other
Locke
~2.8%(~1/35)
~97.1%(~34/35)
not Locke
7.8%(70/896)
92.1%(826/896)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087