Ramsey's Legacy (Mind Association Occasional Series)

Ramsey's Legacy (Mind Association Occasional Series)

by Hallvard Lillehammer, D. H. Mellor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199279551

ISBN-13: 9780199279555

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Cambridge philosopher Frank Ramsey died tragically in 1930 at the age of 26, but had already established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Besides groundbreaking work in philosophy, particularly in logic, language, and metaphysics, he created modern decision theory and made substantial contributions to mathematics and

Overview

The Cambridge philosopher Frank Ramsey died tragically in 1930 at the age of 26, but had already established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Besides groundbreaking work in philosophy, particularly in logic, language, and metaphysics, he created modern decision theory and made substantial contributions to mathematics and economics. In these original essays, written to commemorate the centenary of Ramsey's birth, a distinguished international team of contributors offer fresh perspectives on his work and show its ongoing relevance to present-day concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279555
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
Mind Association Occasional Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Hallvard Lillehammer
2. Ramsey's Principle Re-situated, Jerome Dokic & Pascal Engel
3. Success Semantics, Simon Blackburn
4. What is Squiggle? Ramsey on Wittgenstein's Theory of Judgement, Peter M. Sullivan
5. Ramsey's Transcendental Argument, Michael Potter
6. Ramsey's Legacies on Conditionals and Truth, Dorothy Edgington
7. Ramsey on Universals, Fraser MacBride
8. Empiricism and Ramsey's Account of Theories, Pierre Cruse
9. Ramsey Sentences and Avoiding the Sui Generis, Frank Jackson
10. What does Subjective Decision Theory Tell Us?, D. H. Mellor
11. Three Conceptions of Intergenerational Justice, Partha Dasgupta

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