Wednesday, May 01, 2013

More group-think than thought …

… What percentage of philosophers believe in God? (Hat tip, Susan Tomaselli)

A priori knowledge, the analytic-synthetic distinction, non-skeptical realism, compatibilism, atheism, non-Humeanism about laws, cognitivism about moral judgment, classicism about logic, externalism about mental content, scientific realism, and trolley switching all had normalized positive answer rates of around 70% or higher.

I suspect the high percentage of atheism is the result of unimaginative thinking about the term God. Richard Dawkins, for instance, seems to entertain a notion of deity most people a faith left behind in grade school.

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