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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Logic,
  • Philosophy,
  • Counterfactuals (Logic)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages156
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7692298M
ISBN 100674175417
ISBN 109780674175419

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Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds. Paperback, pages/5. Counterfactuals is David Lewis's forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary-to-fact conditionals, including his famous defense. Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds. Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people. These include 'The Pity of War' (on WWI), 'The War of the World' (about the major conflicts in the 20th century including a stunning chapter on the 'armed slave labor camp' that was the Soviet Union), and this book -- Virtual History' on counterfactual or "what if" by:

Thirty years after Lewis's paper, this book brings together some of the most important recent work connecting--or, in some cases, disputing the connection between--counterfactuals and causation, including the complete version of Lewis's Whitehead lectures, "Causation as Influence," a major reworking of his original paper.4/5(1). Thirty years after Lewis's paper, this book brings together some of the most important recent work connecting—or, in some cases, disputing the connection between—counterfactuals and causation, including the complete version of Lewis's Whitehead lectures, "Causation as Influence," a major reworking of his original paper.   There have been counter-factual novels about the Reformation, or the survival of the Stuart dynasty, but the most substantial cluster is set during or after a re-imagined second world : DJ Taylor. Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people. These include 'The Pity of War' (on WWI), 'The War of the World' (about the major conflicts in the 20th century including a stunning chapter on the 'armed slave labor camp' that was the Soviet Union), and this book -- Virtual History' on counterfactual or "what if" history/5(45).

If we imagine a world where this book had no audience, where, say, the meanings of Petrarch's climb and Ignatius' indecision were forgotten, it would be a much colder and less wise one.” – Times Higher Education “Christopher Prendergast's wide-ranging and philosophically informed investigation of counterfactuals is a revelation. Available in: rfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions Due to COVID Price: $   The counterfactual analysis of causation became a focus of philosophical debate after the publication of the late David Lewis's groundbreaking paper, Causation, which argues against the previously accepted regularity analysis and in favor of what he called the promising alternative of the counterfactual analysis/5(10). Preface WhatfollowsaremypersonalnotesonDavidLewis’theideaspresentedin thisdocumentarenotmyown,butratherLewis’ Size: KB.