Marywood University
Marywood University

My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Lean toward: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism Agnostic/undecided
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective Lean toward: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no Lean toward: yes
Epistemic justification: internalism and externalism Lean toward: internalism
External world: idealism, skepticism or non-skeptical realism Lean toward: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism or no free will Accept: no free will
God: theism and atheism Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Agnostic/undecided
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism Agnostic/undecided
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Agnostic/undecided
Logic: classical and non-classical Agnostic/undecided
Mental content: internalism and externalism Agnostic/undecided
Meta-ethics: moral realism and moral anti-realism Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Agnostic/undecided
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Accept: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism Agnostic/undecided
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Lean toward: two boxes
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics Lean toward: deontology deontology primarily, supported by virtue ethics (particularly the virtue of compassion), and sympathetic to consequentialist considerations when it comes to positive obligations of assistance
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory Agnostic/undecided
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view Lean toward: biological view when we begin or cease to exist depends on what we mean by "we": a self-aware being, a conscious animal, or a biological organism; i dispute the idea that there is some "we" separate from these things.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism Other anti-capitalist, sympathetic to certain socialist ideals, sympathetic to libertarian socialism (i.e. leftist libertarianism/anarchism)
Proper names: Fregean and Millian Agnostic/undecided
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Agnostic/undecided
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death Accept: death
Time: A-theory and B-theory Agnostic/undecided
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch and don't switch Accept: don't switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary or epistemic Agnostic/undecided
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible or metaphysically possible Agnostic/undecided