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?Accept: yes The Synthetic a priori requires further analysis.
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?OtherAn Aristotelian substance like basis which is drawn from the global experience of the individual.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Accept: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Accept: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Lean toward: non-skeptical realism A critical approach to 'reality'.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?OtherI 'believe' that free will is something that one can aspire to have, and can be obtained only within specific kinds of choices of a metaphysical or 'spiritual' nature.
God: theism or atheism?Accept bothI accept both an-a-logy and the-o-logy!!!!! Metaphor and Identity thesis.
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept both
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept both
Logic: classical or non-classical?Accept both
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: internalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Lean toward: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Lean toward: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Accept both
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Lean toward: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Accept both
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Insufficiently familiar with the issueWould want a 'concrete' instance.
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Accept more than oneThe divisions are not contradictory but define different 'areas' of practical reason.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept more than one
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept more than one
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Insufficiently familiar with the issueHave read up only on a bit of Frege.
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?The question is too unclear to answer
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Insufficiently familiar with the issueThere are many possible approaches to an understanding of what constitutes time; and many 'levels' of comprehension, analysis, and kinds of experience of time.
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?Accept more than one
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Insufficiently familiar with the issue