PhilPapers survey results now include correlations

by steven04611 min read9th Nov 20101 comment

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Now you can see how philosophical positions are correlated to each other and to some demographic variables:

http://philpapers.org/surveys/linear_most.pl

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There doesn't seem to be much of a rationality (as seen by LW) cluster. Notably, one-boxing positively correlates with many positions that would be unpopular here.

They had everyone predict what the results would be. Here's what correlates with this predictive accuracy. The strongest effect seems to be from age/experience, which I guess is plausible in retrospect. Switching on the trolley problem is one of the positions most strongly associated with predictive accuracy (though still only .2), so maybe that's a better place to look for a rationality cluster.