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Philosophical Papers : Volume 2 - David Lewis

Philosophical Papers

Volume 2

Paperback Published: 19th February 1986
ISBN: 9780195036466
Number Of Pages: 383

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This is the second volume of philosophical essays by one of the most innovative and influential philosophers now writing in English. Containing thirteen papers in all, the book includes both new essays and previously published papers, some of them with extensive new postscripts reflecting Lewis's current thinking. The papers in Volume II focus on causation and several other closely related topics, including counterfactual and indicative conditionals, the direction of time, subjective and objective probability, causation, explanation, perception, free will, and rational decision. Throughout, Lewis analyzes global features of the world in such a way as to show that they might turn out to supervene on the spatiotemporal arrangement of local qualities.

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Introductionp. ix
Counterfactuals and Timep. 1
Counterfactuals and Comparative Possibilityp. 3
Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrowp. 32
Postscripts to "Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow"p. 52
The Paradoxes of Time Travelp. 67
Probabilityp. 81
A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chancep. 83
Postscripts to "A Subjectivist's Guide to Objective Chance"p. 114
Probabilities of Conditionals and Conditional Probabilitiesp. 133
Postscript to "Probabilities of Conditionals and Conditional Probabilities"p. 152
Causationp. 157
Causationp. 159
Postscripts to "Causation"p. 172
Causal Explanationp. 214
Eventsp. 241
Dependence and Decisionp. 271
Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Visionp. 273
Postcript to "Veridical Hallucination and Prosthetic Vision"p. 287
Are We Free To Break the Laws?p. 291
Prisoners' Dilemma Is a Newcomb Problemp. 299
Causal Decision Theoryp. 305
Postscript to "Causal Decision Theory"p. 337
Utilitarianism and Truthfulnessp. 340
Bibliography of the Writings of David Lewisp. 343
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780195036466
ISBN-10: 0195036468
Series: Philosophical Papers : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 19th February 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.33  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.42