Conceivability and Possibility

Conceivability and Possibility


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Conceivability and Possibility by Tamar Szabo Gendler

The capacity to represent things to ourselves as possible plays a crucial role both in everyday thinking and in philosophical reasoning; this volume offers much-needed philosophical illumination of conceivability, possibility, and the relations between them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198250890
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/03/2002
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tamar Szabo Gendler is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Syracuse University and John Hawthorne is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Tamar Szabo Gendler, John Hawthorne
2. Modal Epistemology and the Rationalist Renaissance, George Bealer
3. Berkeley's Puzzle, John Campbell
4. Does Conceivability Entail Possibility?, David Chalmers
5. Desire in Imagination, Gregory Currie
6. Essentialism versus Essentialism, Michael Della Rocca
7. The Varieties of Necessity, Kit Fine
8. A Study in Model Deviance, Gideon Rosen
9. On the Metaphysical Contingency of Laws of Nature, Alan Sidelle
10. The Art of the Impossible, Roy Sorensen
11. Reliability and the a Priori, Ernest Sosa
12. What is it Like to be a Zombie?, Robert Stalnaker
13. The Conceivability of Naturalism, Crispin Wright
14. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Stephen Yablo

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