By (author) Robert C. Stalnaker
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Inquiry by Robert C. Stalnaker
Book DescriptionThe abstract structure of inquiry - the process of acquiring and changing beliefs about the world - is the focus of this book which takes the position that the "pragmatic" rather than the "linguistic" approach better solves the philosophical problems about the nature of mental representation, and better accounts for the phenomena of thought and speech. It discusses propositions and propositional attitudes (the cluster of activities that constitute inquiry) in general and takes up the way beliefs change in response to potential new information, suggesting that conditional propositions should be understood as projections of epistemic policies onto the world. A Bradford Book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262691130
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert C. Stalnaker
Context, Paperback (April 2016)
Robert Stalnaker explores the contexts in which speech takes place, the ways we represent them, and the roles they play in explaining the interpretation and dynamics of speech. His central thesis is the autonomy of pragmatics: the independence of theory about structure and function of discourse from theory about mechanisms serving those functions.
Mere Possibilities, Hardback (December 2011)
It seems reasonable to believe that there might have existed things other than those that in fact exist, or have existed. This title develops a framework for clarifying this problem, and explores a number of actualist strategies for solving it.
Ways a World Might Be, Paperback (August 2003)
Drawing together Robert Stalnaker's seminal work in metaphysics, this book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about properties and individuals, reference, thought, and experience.
Context and Content, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by Robert C. Stalnaker
Stalnaker develops a philosophical picture of the nature of speech and thought and the relations between them. These collected essays offer philosophers and cognitive scientists a summation of Stalnaker's work in this area. His new introduction to the volume gives an overview of this work and offers a convenient way in for those who are new to it.
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Author Biography - Robert C. Stalnaker
Robert C. Stalnaker is a professor in the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.
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