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On the Plurality of Worlds.
Preface. 1. A Philosopher's Paradise. The Thesis of Pluraliry of Worlds. Modal Realism at Work: Modality. Modal Realism at Work: Closeness. Modal Realism at Work: Content. Modal Realism at Work:Expand
Convention: A Philosophical Study
Acknowledgements. Foreword by W.V. Quine. Introduction. I. Coordination and Convention. Sample Coordination Problems. Analysis of Coordination Problems. Solving Coordination Problems. Convention.Expand
Scorekeeping in a language game
  • David Lewis
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • J. Philos. Log.
  • 1979
It’s not as easy as you might think to say something that will be unacceptable for lack of required presuppositions, and straightway that presupposition springs into existence, making what you said acceptable after all. Expand
Counterpart Theory and Quantified Modal Logic
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Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow
Today I am typing words on a page. Suppose today were different. Suppose I were typing different words. Then plainly tomorrow would be different also; for instance, different words would appear onExpand
Parts Of Classes
Taking classes apart the trouble with classes a framework for set theory set theory for mereologists.
Radical interpretation
Imagine that we have undertaken the task of coming to know Karl as a person. We would like to know what he believes, what he desires, what he means, and anything else about him that can be explainedExpand
Papers in metaphysics and epistemology
Introduction 1. New Work for a theory of universals 2. Putnam's paradox 3. Against structural universals 4. A comment on Armstrong and Forrest 5. Extrinsic properties 6. Defining 'intrinsic' (withExpand
Dispositional Theories of Value
(3) Motivating reasons are constituted, inter alia, by desires. The apparent inconsistency can be brought out as follows. From (1), the state expressed by a valuation is a belief, which, from (2), isExpand
The Paradoxes of Time Travel
T IME travel, I maintain, is possible. The paradoxes of time travel are oddities, not impossibilities. They prove only this much, which few would have doubted: that a possible world where time travelExpand