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?Reject both
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Otherwould reject the alternatives provided as being based on a false premise.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Reject bothThe determination of aesthetic value, as well as ethical, whether objective or subjective is based on dubious premises...
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Reject both
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Reject bothIf these are the only alternatives, I tend to think Descartes is correct.
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Reject allAgain, the choices are based on the premise that reason is a matter of logical argument. I would question this premise in order to argue that these alternatives need not be accepted.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Reject all
God: theism or atheism?Accept: theismagain, the question depends on what one means by "God."
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Reject bothagain, the alternative is based on a false, or rather, a dubious set of premises...
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Reject all
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Reject both
Logic: classical or non-classical?Reject both
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Reject both
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Reject both
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept another alternative
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Reject both
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Reject both
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Reject both
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Reject allagain, the choices here are based on a dubious premise.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Reject all
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Reject all
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Reject allEven this dispute relies on the same premise involving the account of reason as a matter of logical argument.
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Reject both
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Reject both
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?The question is too unclear to answer
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?The question is too unclear to answer
Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?Reject all
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?The question is too unclear to answerDepends on what one means by zombie. Hume's account of people as some combo of the reasons and passions just is a good account of people as zombies...will-less creatures driven by their hungers and the commands of their masters.