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zmikecuber
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2/24/2014 9:03:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I thought it would be fun to see your guys' results if you took the philpapers.org survey.

1. A priori knowledge: yes or no?

2. Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?

3. Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?

4. Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?

5. Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?

6. External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?

7. Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?

8. God: theism or atheism?

9. Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?

10. Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?

11. Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?

12. Logic: classical or non-classical?

13. Mental content: internalism or externalism?

14. Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?

15. Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?

16. Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?

17. Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?

18. Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?

19. Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?

20. Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?

21. Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?

22. Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?

23. Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?

24. Proper names: Fregean or Millian?

25. Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?

26. Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?

27. Time: A-theory or B-theory?

28. Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?

29. Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?

30. Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?

And props to you if you have an answer for each question. Lol :P
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2/24/2014 9:18:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 9:03:15 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
I thought it would be fun to see your guys' results if you took the philpapers.org survey.

1. A priori knowledge: yes or no?


Yes.

2. Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?


Platonism.

3. Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?


Unsure.

4. Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?


Unsure.

5. Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?


Leaning towards internalism.

6. External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?


Leaning towards idealism.

7. Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?


Compatibilism or libertarianism.

8. God: theism or atheism?


Theism.

9. Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?


Unsure.

10. Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?


Leaning towards rationalism.

11. Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?


Probably non-Humean since I disagree with him on so much.

12. Logic: classical or non-classical?


Classical.

13. Mental content: internalism or externalism?


Leaning towards internalism.

14. Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?


Moral realism.

15. Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?


Non-naturalism.

16. Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?


Non-physicalism.

17. Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?


Cognitivism

18. Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?


Unsure.

19. Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?


Unsure... Probably two.

20. Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?


Leaning towards virtue ethics.

21. Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?


Sense-datum/qualia

22. Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?


Further-fact view/other

23. Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?


Other

24. Proper names: Fregean or Millian?


Unsure.

25. Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?


Leaning towards realism.

26. Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?


Leaning towards death.

27. Time: A-theory or B-theory?


Undecided. Just don't know enough to make a decision.

28. Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?


Leaning towards don't switch.

29. Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?


Leaning towards correspondence

30. Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?

Leaning towards metaphysically possible.
"Delete your fvcking sig" -1hard

"primal man had the habit, when he came into contact with fire, of satisfying the infantile desire connected with it, by putting it out with a stream of his urine... Putting out the fire by micturating was therefore a kind of sexual act with a male, an enjoyment of sexual potency in a homosexual competition."
SovereignDream
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2/24/2014 9:42:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 9:03:15 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
I thought it would be fun to see your guys' results if you took the philpapers.org survey.

1. A priori knowledge: yes or no?

Yes

2. Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?

Aristotelian or Scholastic Realism

3. Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?

Objective

4. Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?

Unsure

5. Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?

Unsure

6. External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?

Non-skeptical realism

7. Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?

Free will

8. God: theism or atheism?

Theism

9. Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?

Unsure. Probably either Invariantism or contextualism

10. Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?

Rationalism

11. Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?

non-Humean

12. Logic: classical or non-classical?

Unsure

13. Mental content: internalism or externalism?

Unsure. Probably internalism

14. Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?

Moral realism

15. Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?

non-naturalism

16. Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?

non-physicalism

17. Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?

unsure

18. Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?

unsure

19. Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?

unsure

20. Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?

virtue ethics and deontology as a fall-back. Consequentialism makes me barf

21. Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?

unsure

22. Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?

unsure

23. Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?

unsure


24. Proper names: Fregean or Millian?

no idea


25. Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?

not sure what this refers to. Perhaps to the treating of scientific models as representative of complete descriptions of ontology? I'd lean towards no.

26. Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?

No idea.

27. Time: A-theory or B-theory?

A-Theory

28. Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?

Taking out the one. Not that this commits me to consequentialism, mind you

29. Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?

Correspondence. Not too well-read on the matter.

30. Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?

Not well-read enough

And props to you if you have an answer for each question. Lol :P
Buckethead31594
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2/24/2014 9:57:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/24/2014 9:03:15 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
I thought it would be fun to see your guys' results if you took the philpapers.org survey.

1. A priori knowledge: yes or no?
No. Posteriori.
2. Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism?
Nominalism unless proven otherwise.
3. Aesthetic value: objective or subjective?
Subjective.
4. Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes or no?
No.
5. Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism?
I think that both play an important role, but primarily externalism.
6. External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?
Non-skeptical realism.
7. Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?
Libertarianism.
8. God: theism or atheism?
Agnostic theism.
9. Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism, or invariantism?
Relativism.
10. Knowledge: empiricism or rationalism?
Empiricism.
11. Laws of nature: Humean or non-Humean?
Humean.
12. Logic: classical or non-classical?
Non-classical, yet both are essential.
13. Mental content: internalism or externalism?
Tricky, I'd say more or less externalism.
14. Meta-ethics: moral realism or moral anti-realism?
Moral anti-realism.
15. Metaphilosophy: naturalism or non-naturalism?
Naturalist due to lack of evidence for the contrary, otherwise idealistic non-naturalist.
16. Mind: physicalism or non-physicalism?
Physicalism until otherwise proven. Similar to previous answer.
17. Moral judgment: cognitivism or non-cognitivism?
Cognitivism
18. Moral motivation: internalism or externalism?
Internalism
19. Newcomb's problem: one box or two boxes?
One.
20. Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics?
Consequentialism.
21. Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism, or sense-datum theory?
Disjunctivism.
22. Personal identity: biological view, psychological view, or further-fact view?
Psychological view.
23. Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism, or libertarianism?
Somewhere between egalitarianism and libertarianism; leaning more towards the latter.
24. Proper names: Fregean or Millian?
Fregean, I suppose.
25. Science: scientific realism or scientific anti-realism?
Scientific anti-realism.
26. Teletransporter (new matter): survival or death?
Interesting. I suppose death.
27. Time: A-theory or B-theory?
A-Theory.
28. Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch or don't switch?
I suppose I'd pull the switch, depending in who would be killed.
29. Truth: correspondence, deflationary, or epistemic?
Epistemically.
30. Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible, or metaphysically possible?
Conceivable, but not metaphysically possible.
And props to you if you have an answer for each question. Lol :P

As with all of my choices, they may change depending on my search for truth. Some are more in the middle than the others. Good post!
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Buckethead31594
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2/24/2014 10:00:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hmm, didn't think about saying "unsure," at all. In which case, I am sure of nothing.
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