Lewisian Themes: The Philosophy of David K. Lewis

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Synopsis: David Lewis's untimely death on 14 October 2001 deprived the philosophical community of one of the outstanding philosophers of the 20th century. As many obituaries remarked, Lewis has an undeniable place in the history of analytical philosophy. His work defines much of the current agenda in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of mind and language.

This volume, an expanded edition of a special issue of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, covers many of the topics for which Lewis was well known, including possible worlds, counterpart theory, vagueness, knowledge, probability, essence, fiction, laws, conditionals, desire and belief, and truth. Many of the papers are by very established philosophers; others are by younger scholars including many he taught. The volume also includes Lewis's Jack Smart Lecture at the Australian National University, "How Many Lives has Schrödinger's Cat?," published here for the first time.

Lewisian Themes will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying Lewis's work, and a major contribution to the many topics that he mastered.

About the Author: Frank Jackson is at Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Graham Priest is in the Department of Philosophy, University of Melbourne.

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Book Description Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004., 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. Frontispiece, ix, 285 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. 'David Lewis's untimely death on 14 October 2001 deprived the philosophical community of one of the outstanding philosophers of the 20th century. As many obituaries remarked, Lewis has an undeniable place in the history of analytical philosophy. His work defines much of the current agenda in metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of mind and language. This volume, an expanded edition of a special issue of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, covers many of the topics for which Lewis was well known, including possible worlds, counterpart theory, vagueness, knowledge, probability, essence, fiction, laws, conditionals, desire and belief, and truth. Many of the papers are by very established philosophers; others are by younger scholars including many he taught. The volume also includes Lewis's Jack Smart Lecture at the Australian National University, 'How Many Lives has Schrodinger's Cat?,' published here for the first time. Lewisian Themes will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying Lewis's work, and a major contribution to the many topics that he mastered' (Oxford University Press Web site). 'A marvelous collection that reflects Lewis's work in both its quality and its breadth' (Notre Dame Philosophical Review). Table of Contents: Introduction , Frank Jackson and Graham Priest 1. How Many Lives Has Schrödinger's Cat? , David Lewis 2. Counting the Holes , Roberto Casati and Achille C. Varzi 3. Adequacy Conditions for Counterpart Theory , M. J. Cresswell 4. Don't Forget About the Correspondence Theory of Truth , Marian David 5. Second-Order Predication and the Metaphysics of Properties , Andy Egan 6. Infinitesimal Chances and the Laws of Nature , Adam Elga 7. Desire Beyond Belief , Alan Hajek and Philip Pettit 8. Two Mistakes About Credence and Chance , Ned Hall 9. As Good as it Gets: Lewis on Truth in Fiction , Richard Hanley 10. Counterpossibles and Similarities , David Vander Laan 11. Modal Realism with Overlap , Kris McDaniel 12. The Ballad of Ugly Dave , Jim Mackenzie 13. David Lewis and Schrödinger's Cat , David Papineau 14. Distributional Properties , Josh Parsons 15. The Context of Essence , L. A. Paul 16. Worldly Indeterminacy: A Rough Guide , Gideon Rosen and Nicholas J. J. Smith 17. Quiddistic Knowledge , Jonathan Schaffer 18. Lewis on Intentionality , Robert Stalnaker 19. Transworld Similarity and Transworld Belief , Barry Taylor Index. Bookseller Inventory # 16418

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