Hokkaido University
School of Humanities - Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2014
Areas of Specialization
Metaphysics

My philosophical views

Question Answer Comments
A priori knowledge: yes and no Accept: yes
Abstract objects: Platonism and nominalism Accept: nominalism
Aesthetic value: objective and subjective Lean toward: subjective Possible to be intersubjective.
Analytic-synthetic distinction: yes and no Accept: yes
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 There is no fact of the matter
God: theism and atheism Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Knowledge: empiricism and rationalism Lean toward: empiricism
Knowledge claims: contextualism, relativism or invariantism Accept: contextualism
Laws of nature: Humean and non-Humean Accept: 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 anti-realism
Metaphilosophy: naturalism and non-naturalism Lean toward: naturalism
Mind: physicalism and non-physicalism Accept: physicalism
Moral judgment: cognitivism and non-cognitivism Accept: non-cognitivism
Moral motivation: internalism and externalism Accept: internalism
Newcomb's problem: one box and two boxes Insufficiently familiar with the issue
Normative ethics: deontology, consequentialism or virtue ethics Accept: consequentialism I think virtue ethics does not conflict with deontology and consequentialism.
Perceptual experience: disjunctivism, qualia theory, representationalism or sense-datum theory Lean toward: representationalism
Personal identity: biological view, psychological view or further-fact view Lean toward: psychological view
Politics: communitarianism, egalitarianism or libertarianism Lean toward: libertarianism
Proper names: Fregean and Millian Accept: Millian
Science: scientific realism and scientific anti-realism Lean toward: scientific realism
Teletransporter (new matter): survival and death The question is too unclear to answer It depends on contexts.
Time: A-theory and B-theory Accept: B-theory
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 Accept: inconceivable If I were not a physicalist, the answer would be "conceivable but not metaphysically possible".