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Modality, Morality and Belief : Essays in Honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus - Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Modality, Morality and Belief

Essays in Honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus

By: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Editor), Diana Raffman (Editor), Nicholas Asher (Editor)

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Published: 27th January 1995
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Modality, morality and belief are among the most controversial topics in philosophy today, and few philosophers have shaped these debates as deeply as Ruth Barcan Marcus. Inspired by her work, a distinguished group of philosophers explore these issues, refine and sharpen arguments and develop new positions on such topics as possible worlds, moral dilemmas, essentialism, and the explanation of actions by beliefs. This 'state of the art' collection honours one of the most rigorous and iconoclastic of philosophical pioneers.

"In an intersting and wide-ranging discussion, Parsons surveys various explanations and justifications provided by mathematicians and philosophers, concluding that ontological features do not play an essential role in the development of ZF, and need not be taken to be part of the literal truth about sets." Philip Bricker, Journal of Symbolic Logic

Modality
Ruth Barcan Marcus and the Barcan formula Terence Parsons
The interaction of modality with quantification and identity Robert Stalnaker
S1 is not so simple Maxwell Cresswell
A problem in possible world semantics David Kaplan
Senses of essence Kit Fine
Structuralism and the concept of set Charles Parsons
The Kant/ Frege/Russell view of existence: towards a rehabilitation of the second-level view David Wiggins
Morality
Moral dilemmas revisited Philippa Foot
Perspective guilt Patricia Greenspan
Instigating the unpredisposed: bad luck in law and life Joel Feinberg
Marcus and the problem of nested deontic modalities Nuel Belnap and Paul Bartha
Belief
Pierre, Saul, Ruth and Bob and a puzzle about belief Robert Fogelin
Closure and consistency Issac Levi
De Re Beliefs, action explanations, and the essential indexical Ernest Sosa
T-sentences Scott Soames
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ISBN: 9780521440820
ISBN-10: 0521440823
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.6