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: no
Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?Reject bothAbstract objects are not real. But most of the things widely considered abstract are real, but they are in fact concrete: some universals, laws, modal properties, quantities, etc.
Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?Lean toward: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?Lean toward: no
Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?Reject both
External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?Accept: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?Lean toward: no free will
God: theism or atheism?Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?Accept: empiricismWe have no a priori knowledge (though we have knowledge which is a priori relative to a theory or world-view).
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?Accept bothHume wasn't a regularity theorist.
Logic: classical or non-classical?Agnostic/undecided
Mental content: internalism or externalism?Lean toward: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?Lean toward: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?Accept: naturalismUnapologetically naturalist.
Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?Reject bothIf the issue is put in terms of the fundamental kind of structure (rather than fundamental kind of substance), then I leans towards non-reductive physicalism.
Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?Accept an intermediate view
Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?Agnostic/undecided
Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?Agnostic/undecided
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?Agnostic/undecided
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?Accept more than onePerception representational (thought is a component), but that's not to say we don't directly perceive external things. Perception is factive.
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?Accept more than one
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?Lean toward: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean or Millian?Reject both
Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?Accept: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?Agnostic/undecided
Time: A-theory or B-theory?Agnostic/undecided
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?Accept: correspondenceThe further question of course is what that correspondence consists in. See C.S. Peirce.
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?Agnostic/undecided