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: Platonism
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Skip
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Lean toward: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Accept both
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept another alternativeSomething between naive and critical realism.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: libertarianism
God: theism or atheism?Accept: theism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Lean toward: rationalism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Skip
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Skip
Logic: classical or non-classical?Skip
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept: non-physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Skip
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept both
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Skip
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Skip
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept another alternativeSubstance dualism
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Skip
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Skip
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept an intermediate view
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?OtherDepends upon whether the soul was transported to the second location and is associated with the new matter (thought experiment to consider: the film Avatar).
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Lean toward: A-theory
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Lean toward: don't switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Lean toward: correspondence
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Lean toward: metaphysically possible