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The Philosophical Review (2003) 112 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Daniel Nolan Gerhard Preyer and Frank Siebelt, editors, Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. Pp xiii, 245. Cornell University 2003 BOOK REVIEWS The Philosophical...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 401–425.
Published: 01 July 2007
... on Putnam's Models: A Reply to Belloti.” Erkenntnis . ____. Forthcoming b. “Two Arguments against Realism.” Philosophical Quarterly . Devitt, Michael. 1984 . Realism and Truth . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Lewis, David. 1983 . “New Work for a Theory of Universals.” Australasian...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (4): 483–538.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Huw Price In “A Subjectivist’s Guide to Objective Chance,” David Lewis says that he is “led to wonder whether anyone but a subjectivist is in a position to understand objective chance.” The present essay aims to motivate this same Lewisean attitude, and a similar degree of modest subjectivism...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (1): 117–121.
Published: 01 January 2018
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (4): 379–428.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of mind in action, this essay examines a debate between David Lewis and Derek Parfit over what matters in survival. Lewis argued that indeterminacy in personal identity allows caring about psychological connectedness and caring about personal identity to amount to the same thing. The essay argues...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (3): 307–339.
Published: 01 July 2016
...Jeffrey Sanford Russell; John Hawthorne Famous results by David Lewis show that plausible-sounding constraints on the probabilities of conditionals or evaluative claims lead to unacceptable results, by standard probabilistic reasoning. Existing presentations of these results rely on stronger...
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The Philosophical Review (2017) 126 (2): 191–217.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Hongwoo Kwon There are close parallels between Frank Jackson's case of black-and-white Mary and David Lewis's case of the two omniscient gods. This essay develops and defends what may be called “the ability hypothesis” about the knowledge that the gods lack, by adapting Lewis's ability hypothesis...
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The Philosophical Review (2006) 115 (1): 108–112.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Neil Lewis A. S. McGrade, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xviii + 405 pp. Cornell University 2006 BOOK REVIEWS Peter Railton, Facts, Values, and Norms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2015) 124 (4): 441–480.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Shamik Dasgupta Sometimes, ignorance is inexpressible. Lewis recognized this when he argued, in “Ramseyan Humility,” that we cannot know which property occupies which causal role. This peculiar state of ignorance arises in a number of other domains too, including ignorance about our position...
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The Philosophical Review (2016) 125 (2): 241–286.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Cian Dorr This essay considers how counterfactuals should be evaluated on the assumption that determinism is true. It argues against Lewis's influential view that if anything had happened that did not actually happen, the actual laws of nature would have been false, and defends the competing view...
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The Philosophical Review (2018) 127 (3): 323–369.
Published: 01 July 2018
... that accommodates nontrivial counterpossibles. In this article, I argue that none of these approaches can account for all the peculiar features of counteridenticals. Instead, I propose a modified version of Lewis's counterpart theory, which rejects the necessity of identity, and show that it can explain all...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (2): 241–275.
Published: 01 April 2012
... vindications of David Lewis’s original Principal Principle as well as recent reformulations due to Ned Hall and Jenann Ismael. Joyce enumerates properties that a function must have if it is to measure the distance from a set of credences to a set of truth values; he shows that, on any such measure, and for any...
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The Philosophical Review (2012) 121 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Anna Mahtani The Reflection Principle can be defended with a Diachronic Dutch Book Argument (DBA), but it is also defeated by numerous compelling counter-examples. It seems then that Diachronic DBAs can lead us astray. Should we reject them en masse—including Lewis’s Diachronic DBA...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
...—they are both represented by credence 0, which violates a principle known as “regularity.” Following Skyrms 1980 and Lewis 1980, they recommend that we should instead use a much richer set of numbers, called the “hyperreals.” This essay argues that this popular view is the result of two mistakes. The first...
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The Philosophical Review (2014) 123 (2): 205–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
... counterfactuals can capture the notion of overdetermination and argue in section 2 for a negative answer. First, I consider David Lewis's (1986) and Jonathan Schaffer's (2003) definitions of overdetermination, and possible revisions to them, and show that the conditions they specify are neither necessary nor...
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The Philosophical Review (2002) 111 (2): 235–241.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Helen Beebee Cornell University 2002 Fischer, J. M. 1994 . The Metaphysics of Free Will . Oxford: Blackwell. Huemer, M. 2000 . “Van Inwagen's Consequence Argument.” Philosophical Review 109 : 525 -44. Lewis, D. K. 1979 . “Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow.” Noûs...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 361–399.
Published: 01 July 2007
... University Press. Kripke, S. A. 1982 . Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language . Oxford: Blackwell. Larson, R. K., and G. Segal. 1995 . Knowledge of Meaning . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Lewis, D. K. 1969 . Convention: A Philosophical Study . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press...
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The Philosophical Review (2007) 116 (3): 427–440.
Published: 01 July 2007
... out true1—but the vice of being crazy. What makes such an interpretation incorrect? David Lewis (and various philosophers since) have pinned their hopes on an eligibility constraint: interpretations that assign more natural proper- ties to predicates are, other things being equal, better...
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The Philosophical Review (2001) 110 (1): 77–79.
Published: 01 January 2001
...D. M. Armstrong PAPERS IN METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY. By David Lewis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp.ix, 453. Cornell University 2001 BOOK REVlEWS The Philosophical him,Vol. 110, No. 1 (January 2001) PAPERS IN METAPHYSICS...
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The Philosophical Review (2019) 128 (2): 250–254.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the obscure in terms of the obscurer” (139). He offers a highly original alternative, based on David Lewis's Humean account of laws. More on this in a moment, but let's begin by stepping back—back to Sellars, whose distinction between manifest and scientific images Callender takes to frame his entire project...