We hereby welcome both philosophers and non-philosophers alike to help us explore the contours of people’s beliefs, intuitions, and feelings concerning philosophical issues. Unlike experimental philosophy studies in the past, our latest survey is open to philosophy majors, graduate students, and professors! Indeed, one of our goals is to see what effect, if any, philosophical training has on our intuitions. So, please help us out by setting some time aside to participate in our on-line survey. Since the survey involves not just the collection of demographic information and responses to particular cases but also responses to a series of questions designed to give us access into your background beliefs, habits, etc., it admittedly takes a bit longer to complete than the kinds of surveys usually run by experimental philosophers. But since we are likely only going to convince philosophers to play along once, we are trying to be as thorough as possible. So, please answer honestly and patiently! Your answers will be entirely anonymous and it shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes to complete the survey. And by participating, you will not only help us with our current project, you will also contribute to a data set that will be of interest to social psychologists and philosophers alike. Hopefully, you are willing and able to set aside some of your time this summer to participate. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
To take the survey, just follow this link. Please pass the link on to your friends, colleagues, and students!
p.s. We realize the survey is long, but it is really important that you finish it. So, please don't stop mid-way! We promise not to ask philosophers to do this for at least the next few years :) !
Thomas Nadelhoffer, Trevor Kvaran, and Eddy Nahmias
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