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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A priori knowledge: yes or no?OtherGod and man don't know more than fem because they are male. All have to learn what life and living is about. Knowledge is harder to acquire than belief-assumed-as-Truth.
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Other'Ism's are off-the-track thinking justifying off-the-track thinking.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?OtherUsually subjective, but if it can be balanced with the objective it has better value.
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?OtherSince I tend to be analytic, because of the nature of my research in language, I have not paid attention to synthetic distinction
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?OtherThis is too confusing a question to answer in a short paragraph.
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?OtherI try hard to accept what is real, what actually exists on planet earth to be seen as existing.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?OtherAs knowledge of ourselves stands now, mostly done and written by men, free will is very much a phallic privilege.
God: theism or atheism?OtherAs a sapien I don't need a male in the sky telling me what to think, say, or do. The name a/theism admits theism is something.
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?OtherRationalism justifies biased thinking, like (wo)man. Empiricism seeks to rationalize the biased thinking.
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?OtherKnowledge is having the facts about disciplines, issues and objects, direct, forthright and based on evidence.
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Skip
Logic: classical or non-classical?OtherI identify myself as a fem in the sapien species. My view is that names in language must be evidence-based. Facts are what we develop language, knowledge and morality with.
Mental content: internalism or externalism?OtherThis is not a question. Body and mind make up the self. A self is all I can have.
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Skip
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Skip
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?OtherI am as physical as I can be, and as mental as I can be.
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?OtherI don't consider isms. Moral judgment in today's confusing situation is much harder than when one has the facts about an issue in question. Today, belief is more important than knowledge, and that's a problem.
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Skip
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Skip
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?OtherEthics, being the right and wrong of things, demands that evidence, reality-as-is, cause-and-effect relationships be respected in the names we make to use to develop knowledge that leads us to live moral lives.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Skip
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?OtherI accept evolution, the facts that both fem and man evolved with the talent to make and use language as sapiens. I never put on a "more" to our species than exists on planet earth.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?OtherThis questionnaire has isms all the way!
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?OtherI don't understand the question.
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?OtherRealism is not reality, like rationalism is not rational. Idealism is not ideal, like objectivism is not objective.
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?The question is too unclear to answerI can't answer this question. Too far from my line of research, language.
Time: A-theory or B-theory?OtherI have no idea what either an A or a B theory is. My theory is that we are sapiens, consisting of fem and man having the talent to make and use complex language to communicate.
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?Skip
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?OtherTruth that reflects the correct cause-and-effect relationship, evidence as seen in reality, is what I accept.
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?OtherRight now, not at all.