The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute

My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Lean toward: no
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism Accept another alternative
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective Accept: objective
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no Accept an intermediate view
Epistemic justification: internalism and externalism Accept both
External world: idealism, skepticism or non-skeptical realism Lean toward: idealism
Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism or no free will Accept: compatibilism
God: theism and atheism Accept: theism If theism means belief in God, and acceptance of religious truth, I accept theism. If theism is defined as the acceptance of God as a person, a mind without a body, I reject it.
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Reject both
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Accept: non-Humean
Logic: classical and non-classical Accept: non-classical
Mental content: internalism and externalism Accept: externalism
Meta-ethics: moral realism and moral anti-realism Lean toward: moral realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Accept: non-naturalism
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Accept another alternative
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Accept: cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism Lean toward: externalism
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Accept: one box
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics Accept: virtue ethics
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory Accept more than one
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view Reject all
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism Lean toward: communitarianism
Proper names: Fregean and Millian Reject both
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Accept another alternative must be decided case by case
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death Lean toward: survival
Time: A-theory and B-theory Accept both
Trolley problem (five straight ahead, one on side track, turn requires switching, what ought one do?): switch and don't switch Accept: switch
Truth: correspondence, deflationary or epistemic Lean toward: deflationary
Zombies: inconceivable, conceivable but not metaphysically possible or metaphysically possible Lean toward: conceivable but not metaphysically possible