My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Accept: yes But there is a misunderstanding about its significance.
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism Accept: nominalism
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective The question is too unclear to answer
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no Accept: no
Epistemic justification: internalism and externalism Accept both
External world: idealism, skepticism or non-skeptical realism Accept: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism or no free will Lean toward: compatibilism
God: theism and atheism Accept: atheism
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Accept both
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Accept an intermediate view
Logic: classical and non-classical Lean toward: classical
Mental content: internalism and externalism Skip
Meta-ethics: moral realism and moral anti-realism Lean toward: moral realism Both perspectives are used in their respective philosophical schools.
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Accept: naturalism
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Accept: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Lean toward: non-cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism Accept both Moral action the result of experiential evidence considered in the context of personal judgement; even others judgement, which of course can be considered an external influence.
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Skip
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics Lean toward: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory Accept: representationalism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view Skip
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism Lean toward: libertarianism Much of course depends on how the issue is defined. But I tend to regard govt as antithetical to justice, but not because it exists, but because of its moral relationship to others as a set of institutional values.
Proper names: Fregean and Millian Skip
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Accept: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death Reject both
Time: A-theory and B-theory Skip
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch and don't switch Reject both It is unrealistic rationalism to engage in such thinking without recognition of a context. The question implies that there are only two choices, but realism tells us there are a great many others. Hypotheticals are fraught with problems...which is why they ought not be used.
Truth: correspondence, deflationary or epistemic Accept more than one
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible or metaphysically possible Lean toward: metaphysically possible