Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Does the Majority of Philosophers Think that the External World Exists?

... and other poll results here. (These are, of course, the results from David Chalmers' and David Bourget's PhilPapers survey of thousands of philosophers.)

It turns out that 81.6% of philosophers are non-skeptical realists about the external world, thus confirming my hypothesis that there is greater philosophical consensus in favor of the Democratic party than about the existence of a mind-independent external world.

1 comment:

Michael Metzler said...

A dirty job, but someone has to do it. Who else is going to doubt the existence of the external world? (while getting paid to do so)