What do philosophers believe?

Philosophical Studies 170 (3):465-500 (2014)
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David Bourget
University of Western Ontario
David Chalmers
New York University
Abstract
What are the philosophical views of contemporary professional philosophers? We surveyed many professional philosophers in order to help determine their views on 30 central philosophical issues. This article documents the results. It also reveals correlations among philosophical views and between these views and factors such as age, gender, and nationality. A factor analysis suggests that an individual's views on these issues factor into a few underlying components that predict much of the variation in those views. The results of a metasurvey also suggest that many of the results of the survey are surprising: philosophers as a whole have quite inaccurate beliefs about the distribution of philosophical views in the profession.
Keywords Metaphilosophy  Disagreement  Survey  Correlations  Philosophy  PhilPapers
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-013-0259-7
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