University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Lean toward: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism Accept: nominalism on grounds that Platonic forms are tautological propositions.
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective Accept: subjective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Epistemic justification: internalism and externalism Insufficiently familiar with the issue
External world: idealism, skepticism or non-skeptical realism Lean toward: non-skeptical realism It is the outlook that is evolutionarily beneficial.
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism or no free will Lean toward: libertarianism
God: theism and atheism Lean toward: theism Impersonal Potentiality.
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Lean toward: rationalism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism Lean toward: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Accept another alternative Some idea analogous to philosophical daoism... but this claim ideal is tautological in and of itself...
Logic: classical and non-classical Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Mental content: internalism and externalism Lean toward: internalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism and moral anti-realism Lean toward: moral anti-realism despite their unreality, some moral constructs are of necessity.
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Lean toward: naturalism
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Lean toward: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Lean toward: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism Accept an intermediate view
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Lean toward: one box
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics Lean toward: consequentialism
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory Lean toward: sense-datum theory
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view Accept an intermediate view in that personal identity is more or less a word that describes some combination of psychological and biological.
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism The question is too unclear to answer Libertarian ideals cannot work in modern society... and neither can a communal approach. Egalitarianism is the most likely to function on a large scale political system. With that said, I would prefer the disconnect of libertarianism over the a cohesive society organism created by egalitarianism.
Proper names: Fregean and Millian Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Lean toward: scientific realism Science is self-correcting analytic system that can explain causal relations of some phenomena x to some other phenomena y, but there is no unifying theory. The only way to describe that which Is is to simply acknowledge that which Is as it Is.
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Time: A-theory and B-theory Accept another alternative
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch and don't switch Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Truth: correspondence, deflationary or epistemic Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible or metaphysically possible Accept: metaphysically possible