Philosophical Papers Volume I

Philosophical Papers Volume I

by David Lewis
     
 

Eleven of the papers in this volume were originally published from 1972 to 1981; misprints apart, they are reprinted in their original form. In some cases, where retractions or additions seemed urgently needed, I have appended postscripts. Two other papers appear here for the first time. The papers in this volume deal with topics concerning counterfactuals, causation,… See more details below

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Eleven of the papers in this volume were originally published from 1972 to 1981; misprints apart, they are reprinted in their original form. In some cases, where retractions or additions seemed urgently needed, I have appended postscripts. Two other papers appear here for the first time. The papers in this volume deal with topics concerning counterfactuals, causation, and related matters. Papers in ontology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language have appeared in Volume I. I have left out papers which are rejoinders, or which are primarily technical interest, or which overlap too much with the papers I have included. Abstracts of the omitted papers may be found here, in the bibliography of my writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195032048
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/23/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 4Counterfactuals and Time1
16.Counterfactuals and Comparative Possibility3
17.Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow32
Postscripts to "Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow"52
18.The Paradoxes of Time Travel67
Part 5Probability81
19.A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance83
Postscripts to "A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance"114
20.Probabilities of Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities133
Postscript to "Probabilities of Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities"152
Part 6Causation157
21.Causation159
Postscripts to "Causation"172
22.Causal Explanation214
23.Events241
Part 7Dependence and Decision271
24.Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision273
Postcript to "Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision"287
25.Are We Free To Break the Laws?291
26.Prisoners' Dilemma Is a Newcomb Problem299
27.Causal Decision Theory305
Postscript to "Causal Decision Theory"337
28.Utilitarianism and Truthfulness340
Bibliography of the Writings of David Lewis343
Index357

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