Supervisor: Justin Weinberg <>
Announced end of poll: Tuesday, January 26, 2016, noon
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Actual votes cast: 142
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Poll description

Which has been the most important philosophy poll ever?

Result

1. Longest Question Asked Following A Talk  (Condorcet winner: wins contests with all other choices)
2. This One  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 62–58
3. Most Implausible Use of “Of Course”  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 59–49, loses to This One by 67–52
4. Medieval Philosopher Most Likely to “Go Medieval” On You  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 71–40, loses to Most Implausible Use of “Of Course” by 60–47
5. Best Time of Day for Counterexamples?  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 79–31, loses to Medieval Philosopher Most Likely to “Go Medieval” On You by 62–38
6. Most Important Philosophy Poll Poll Poll  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 73–39, loses to Best Time of Day for Counterexamples? by 54–52
7. Most Important Specification of “Most Important” after 1900  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 78–30, loses to Most Important Philosophy Poll Poll Poll by 54–48
8. How Exactly Is That Philosophy (1980-2000)?  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 79–34, loses to Most Important Specification of “Most Important” after 1900 by 54–49
9. Best Platonist (428-347 B.C.)  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 72–37, loses to How Exactly Is That Philosophy (1980-2000)? by 55–51
10. Why Do You Always Have To Turn Everything Into Philosophy (several days in 2002 and 2003)?  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 83–26, loses to Best Platonist (428-347 B.C.) by 57–51
11. Who Is Your Favorite Philosopher (flight from DC to San Diego, March 26, 2014 )?  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 81–25, loses to Why Do You Always Have To Turn Everything Into Philosophy (several days in 2002 and 2003)? by 54–51
12. Tallest Metaphysician in the Post-WWII Period  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 82–27, loses to Who Is Your Favorite Philosopher (flight from DC to San Diego, March 26, 2014 )? by 51–50
13. Best Petard Hoisting (1920-1930)  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 82–25, loses to Tallest Metaphysician in the Post-WWII Period by 53–46
14. What Are Some of Your Sayings?  loses to Longest Question Asked Following A Talk by 81–27, loses to Best Petard Hoisting (1920-1930) by 52–46

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Result details

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1. Longest Question Asked Following A Talk   -62 59 71 79 73 78 79 72 83 81 82 82 81
2. This One   58 -67 78 75 68 75 75 72 81 84 75 81 79
3. Most Implausible Use of “Of Course”   49 52 -60 62 61 61 59 67 70 65 66 69 67
4. Medieval Philosopher Most Likely to “Go Medieval” On You   40 41 47 -62 55 60 58 58 63 64 60 66 68
5. Best Time of Day for Counterexamples?   31 44 43 38 -54 52 53 51 62 53 54 53 63
6. Most Important Philosophy Poll Poll Poll   39 43 44 55 52 -54 55 60 55 59 60 61 54
7. Most Important Specification of “Most Important” after 1900   30 40 40 47 49 48 -54 52 53 52 54 50 59
8. How Exactly Is That Philosophy (1980-2000)?   34 44 45 49 51 51 49 -55 59 59 55 51 58
9. Best Platonist (428-347 B.C.)   37 44 40 43 51 49 53 51 -57 63 55 56 57
10. Why Do You Always Have To Turn Everything Into Philosophy (several days in 2002 and 2003)?   26 40 33 47 45 53 51 42 51 -54 57 57 55
11. Who Is Your Favorite Philosopher (flight from DC to San Diego, March 26, 2014 )?   25 32 41 39 50 48 50 47 40 51 -51 53 56
12. Tallest Metaphysician in the Post-WWII Period   27 35 36 42 46 41 44 47 46 49 50 -53 53
13. Best Petard Hoisting (1920-1930)   25 34 32 37 48 44 50 50 42 44 46 46 -52
14. What Are Some of Your Sayings?   27 38 33 35 39 53 43 46 47 52 42 46 46 -

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