My philosophical views

The answers shown here are not necessarily the same provided as part of the 2009 PhilPapers Survey. These answers can be updated at any time.

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QuestionAnswerComments
A priori knowledge: yes or no?Accept: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Lean toward: nominalism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: objectiveI hold a dispositional/response-dependence/ ideal observer kind of view.
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept an intermediate view
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?The question is too unclear to answer
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: compatibilism
God: theism or atheism?Agnostic/undecidedThe nature of what one is supposed to believe in is unclear.
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Reject bothI reject the idea that either one of reason or experience by itself can be foundational.
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Lean toward: invariantism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Lean toward: non-Humean
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept both
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Accept an intermediate view
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?The question is too unclear to answer
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Lean toward: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept: internalismI would say that the so-called logical connection between belief & motivations must have a ceteris paribus qualification.
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Reject allI'm some sort of non-Moorean intuitionist.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Agnostic/undecided
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept: further-fact view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Reject all
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Reject bothBut Fregean is better than Millian....
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept an intermediate viewdepends on the subject matter
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Lean toward: death
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Accept: A-theoryI wanna be a presentist.
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Lean toward: switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: correspondence
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: metaphysically possible