My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Accept: yes When discussed in terms of presuppositions that cannot be consistently denied
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism The question is too unclear to answer
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no The question is too unclear to answer
Epistemic justification: internalism and externalism Accept: externalism
External world: idealism, skepticism or non-skeptical realism Accept: non-skeptical realism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism or no free will The question is too unclear to answer
God: theism and atheism The question is too unclear to answer I understand atheism as the view that there is no meaning or purpose to life. Life does have meaning and purpose. I do not accept the view that there is a supreme BEING.
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Accept: empiricism But an empiricism not limited to the five senses.
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism The question is too unclear to answer I deny relativism.
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Lean toward: non-Humean
Logic: classical and non-classical Lean toward: classical
Mental content: internalism and externalism Lean toward: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism and moral anti-realism Accept: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Lean toward: non-naturalism As long as this does not involve dualism. It is a categorial issue.
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Accept: non-physicalism Do not accept scientific naturalism or dualism.
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Accept: cognitivism But I accept that our emotive powers are cognitive.
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism The question is too unclear to answer When one desires X, one takes it that X ought to be/or be done. One can be mistaken about this.
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics The question is too unclear to answer Categories are too simplistic.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory The question is too unclear to answer Deny qualia as nonphysical things, but see semantic intentionality as the real issue.
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view The question is too unclear to answer
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism Accept: egalitarianism If this refers to equal opportunities.
Proper names: Fregean and Millian The question is too unclear to answer
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Lean toward: scientific realism I take it there are empirical facts that scientific investigation can access. I also take it that there are moral truths (context dependent)that scientific investigation cannot access. But there is a value structure to reality that we can access.
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death The question is too unclear to answer
Time: A-theory and B-theory The question is too unclear to answer
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 Accept: correspondence accept that there a value dimension to reality
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible or metaphysically possible The question is too unclear to answer What is imaginable is not always thinkable.