Ways a World Might be
Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays
By (author) Robert C. Stalnaker
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Ways a World Might be by Robert C. Stalnaker
Book DescriptionRobert Stalnaker draws together in this volume his work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The 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. The essays also reflect on the nature of metaphysics, and on the relation between questions about what there is and questions about how we talk and think about what there is.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199251483
(242mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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