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Papers in metaphysics and epistemology

Papers in metaphysics and epistemology

Author: David K Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This volume is devoted to Lewis's work in metaphysics and epistemology. Topics covered include properties, ontology, possibility, truthmaking, probability, the mind-body problem, vision, belief, and knowledge. The purpose of this collection, and the volumes that precede and follow it, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher. The volume will serve as a useful work  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David K Lewis
ISBN: 0521582482 9780521582483 0521587875 9780521587877
OCLC Number: 39195460
Notes: A collection of the author's papers, most of which were previously published.
Description: ix, 453 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
New Work for a theory of universals --
Putnam's paradox --
Against structural universals --
A comment on Armstrong and Forrest --
Extrinsic properties --
Defining 'intrinsic' (with Rae Langton) --
Finkish dispositions --
Noneism or Allism? --
Many, but almost one --
Casati and Varzi on holes (with Stephanie Lewis) --
Rearrangement of particles: reply to Lowe --
Armstrong on combinatorial possibility --
A world of truthmakers? --
Maudlin and modal mystery --
Humean supervenience debugged --
Psychophysical and theoretical identifications --
What experience teaches --
Reduction of mind --
Should a materialist believe in Qualia? --
Naming the colours --
Percepts and color mosaics in visual experience --
Individuation by acquaintance and by stipulation --
Why conditionalize? --
What puzzling Pierre does not believe --
Elusive knowledge.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: David Lewis.

Abstract:

Second part of a three-volume collection of most of David Lewis's papers in philosophy. This second volume is devoted to Lewis's work in metaphysics and epistemology. The papers are offered here in a  Read more...
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