My Survey Responses

Survey Prompt Response
Main Questions
A priori knowledge Accept an alternative view: There is a priori knowledge but it is revisable.
Abstract objects Accept: Platonism
Aesthetic experience Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Aesthetic value Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Aim of philosophy Accept: truth/knowledge
Analytic-synthetic distinction Accept: no
Arguments for theism Accept an alternative view: None of them is much good.
Eating animals and animal products Accept: omnivorism (yes and yes)
Epistemic justification Accept an alternative view: There can be no epistemic justification (Karl Popper)
Experience machine Accept: no
External world Accept: skepticism
Footbridge Accept: don't push
Free will Accept: libertarianism
Gender The question is too unclear to answer
God Agnostic/undecided
Justification Accept an alternative view: Fallible but revisable conjectures (Karl Popper)
Knowledge Accept an alternative view: Critical rationalism (Karl Popper): reason tempered by criticism, including empirical testing.
Knowledge claims Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Laws of nature Accept: non-Humean
Logic Accept: classical
Meaning of life Lean towards: objective
Mental content Accept an alternative view: Internal and external components
Meta-ethics Accept: moral realism
Metaontology Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Metaphilosophy Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Mind Lean towards: non-physicalism
Moral judgment Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation The question is too unclear to answer
Morality Lean towards: naturalist realism
Newcomb's problem Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics Accept: deontology
Other minds Accept a combination of answers:
  • Accept adult humans
  • Lean towards cats
  • Neutral towards fish
  • Neutral towards flies
  • Neutral towards worms
  • Lean against plants
  • Reject particles
  • Lean towards newborn babies
  • Reject current AI systems
  • Reject future AI systems
Perceptual experience Agnostic/undecided
Personal identity Accept: further-fact view
Philosophical methods Accept a combination of answers:
  • Lean towards formal philosophy
  • Lean towards intuition-based philosophy
  • Lean towards conceptual engineering
  • Reject linguistic philosophy
  • Reject experimental philosophy
  • Lean towards empirical philosophy
  • Lean towards conceptual analysis
Philosophical progress Accept: a lot
Political philosophy Accept: libertarianism
Proper names Accept an alternative view: Rigid designators with sense/connotation (equivalent to the actual F)
Race Accept: biological
Science Accept an alternative view: All our scientific theories are false but they speak about an objective world
Semantic content Accept: radical contextualism (most or all)
Spacetime Agnostic/undecided
Teletransporter Accept: death
Time Accept: A-theory
Time travel Lean towards: metaphysically impossible
Trolley problem Accept: switch
Truth Accept: correspondence
Vagueness Lean towards: semantic
Well-being Accept: objective list
Zombies Lean towards: metaphysically possible
Survey Prompt Response
Additional Questions
Abortion Lean towards: impermissible
Analysis of knowledge Accept: other analysis
Belief or credence Accept: belief
Capital punishment Accept: permissible
Causation Lean towards: primitive
Chinese room Accept: doesn't understand
Concepts Lean towards: nativism
Consciousness Lean towards: dualism
Continuum hypothesis Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Cosmological fine-tuning Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Environmental ethics Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Extended mind Lean towards: yes
Foundations of mathematics Agnostic/undecided
Gender categories The question is too unclear to answer
Grounds of intentionality Lean towards: primitive
Hard problem of consciousness Accept: yes
Human genetic engineering Accept: permissible
Hume Accept: naturalist
Immortality Agnostic/undecided
Interlevel metaphysics Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Kant The question is too unclear to answer
Law Accept: legal non-positivism
Material composition Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Method in history of philosophy Lean towards: analytic/rational reconstruction
Method in political philosophy Agnostic/undecided
Mind uploading Accept: death
Moral principles Accept: moral generalism
Normative concepts Lean towards: value
Ought implies can Accept: yes
Philosophical knowledge Accept: a lot
Plato Agnostic/undecided
Politics Accept an alternative view: Minimal state libertarianism
Possible worlds Lean towards: abstract
Practical reason Accept an alternative view: Straightforward deductive reasoning.
Principle of sufficient reason Accept: false
Properties Accept: transcendent universals
Propositional attitudes Accept: representational
Propositions Accept: simple entities
Quantum mechanics Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Race categories Lean towards: eliminate
Rational disagreement Accept: permissivism
Response to external-world skepticism Accept an alternative view: None of the responses is any good.
Sleeping beauty The question is too unclear to answer
Statue and lump Agnostic/undecided
Temporal ontology Lean towards: presentism
Theory of reference Accept an alternative view: A mixture of descriptive and contextual
True contradictions Lean towards: impossible
Units of selection Agnostic/undecided
Values in science Lean towards: necessarily value-free
Wittgenstein Accept an alternative view: Neither.