My Survey Responses

Survey Prompt Response
Main Questions
A priori knowledge Accept: yes
Abstract objects Accept an alternative view: Aristotelian realist. If mathematical objects exist they are probably not a-causal
Aesthetic value Accept an alternative view: I think there is something to be said for Hutchesonian sentimentalism, but this does run a risk of some relativism
Aim of philosophy Lean towards: truth/knowledge
Analysis of knowledge The question is too unclear to answer
Analytic-synthetic distinction Lean towards: yes
Causation Accept: primitive
Consciousness Lean towards: functionalism
Cosmological fine-tuning Lean towards: brute fact
Eating animals and animal products Lean towards: omnivorism (yes and yes)
Epistemic justification Lean towards: externalism
Experience machine Lean towards: yes
Extended mind Lean towards: yes
External world Accept: non-skeptical realism
Footbridge Agnostic/undecided
Free will Agnostic/undecided
Gender Lean towards: social
God Accept: atheism
Knowledge Lean towards: empiricism
Knowledge claims Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Laws of nature Accept: non-Humean
Logic Lean towards: non-classical
Meaning of life Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards subjective
  • Lean towards nonexistent
Mental content Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards externalism
  • Lean towards internalism
Meta-ethics Accept: moral anti-realism
Metaontology Accept: heavyweight realism
Metaphilosophy Accept: naturalism
Mind Lean towards: physicalism
Moral judgment Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation Accept: externalism
Morality Accept: error theory
Newcomb's problem Agnostic/undecided
Normative ethics Lean towards: consequentialism
Perceptual experience The question is too unclear to answer
Personal identity Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Philosophical methods Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean against conceptual engineering
  • Reject linguistic philosophy
  • Lean towards conceptual analysis
  • Lean against intuition-based philosophy
  • Lean towards experimental philosophy
  • Lean towards formal philosophy
  • Accept empirical philosophy
Philosophical progress Agnostic/undecided
Political philosophy The question is too unclear to answer
Proper names Accept a combination of answers:
  • Accept Millian
  • Lean towards Fregean
Propositions Lean towards: structured entities
Quantum mechanics Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Race The question is too unclear to answer
Response to external-world skepticism Lean towards: abductive
Science Accept: scientific realism
Teletransporter Lean towards: death
Time Lean towards: B-theory
Trolley problem Agnostic/undecided
Truth Accept: correspondence
Vagueness Accept a combination of answers:
  • Accept epistemic
  • Lean towards metaphysical
  • Accept semantic
Zombies Accept: conceivable but not metaphysically possible
Survey Prompt Response
Additional Questions
Abortion Accept: permissible
Aesthetic experience Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Arguments for theism Lean towards: design
Belief or credence Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Capital punishment Lean towards: impermissible
Chinese room Agnostic/undecided
Concepts Lean towards: nativism
Continuum hypothesis Lean towards: determinate
Environmental ethics Lean towards: non-anthropocentric
Foundations of mathematics Accept an alternative view: Structuralism /Aristotelian realism
Gender categories The question is too unclear to answer
Grounds of intentionality Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Hard problem of consciousness Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Human genetic engineering Lean towards: permissible
Hume Accept an alternative view: A skeptic about what reason justifies. A naturalist about the epistemic strategies that a qualified observer would approve.
Immortality Lean towards: yes
Interlevel metaphysics The question is too unclear to answer
Justification The question is too unclear to answer
Kant Lean towards: two worlds
Law Accept: legal positivism
Material composition Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Method in history of philosophy Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards analytic/rational reconstruction
  • Lean towards contextual/historicist
  • Accept Necromantic. We resurrect the mighty dead to get into an argument with them.
Method in political philosophy Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Mind uploading Lean towards: survival
Moral principles Lean towards: moral generalism
Normative concepts Lean towards: ought
Other minds Accept a combination of answers:
  • Accept adult humans
  • Lean towards cats
  • Lean against fish
  • Reject flies
  • Reject worms
  • Reject plants
  • Reject particles
  • Lean towards newborn babies
  • Lean against current AI systems
  • Lean towards future AI systems
Ought implies can Accept an alternative view: Not a conceptual truth though a fairly plausible moral and political principle
Philosophical knowledge Accept: a lot
Plato Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Politics Accept an alternative view: Well I sort of accept capitalism but I want to see it radically revised. (Left social democrat.)
Possible worlds Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards abstract
  • Accept The modal concepts are basic. Hence no need to reduce possibility and necessity to possible worlds.
Practical reason Lean towards: Humean
Principle of sufficient reason Lean towards: false
Properties Lean towards: tropes
Propositional attitudes Agnostic/undecided
Race categories Accept an alternative view: Keep some for some purposes and eliminate others?
Rational disagreement Accept an alternative view: Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
Semantic content Accept: moderate contextualism (intermediate)
Sleeping beauty Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Spacetime Lean towards: substantivalism
Statue and lump The question is too unclear to answer
Temporal ontology The question is too unclear to answer
Theory of reference Accept an alternative view: Sometimes causal sometimes descriptive.
Time travel Lean towards: metaphysically possible
True contradictions Lean towards: actual
Units of selection Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards genes
  • Lean towards organisms
  • Lean towards groups
Values in science The question is too unclear to answer
Well-being Lean towards: objective list
Wittgenstein Accept an alternative view: Hate them both. He was an authoritarian bully and the proponent of a coercive theory of meaning. Less intellectually dishonest in his earlier phase.