Ways a world might be [electronic resource] : metaphysical and anti-metaphysical essays / Robert C. Stalnaker
- Stalnaker, Robert
- Oxford : Clarendon, 2003.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource ([xii], 287 pages)
- Machine generated contents note: I.Ways and Worlds -- 1.Possible Worlds -- 2.On what Possible Worlds could not be -- 3.Impossibilities -- II.Carving up Logical Space -- 4.Anti-essentialism -- 5.Varieties of Supervenience -- III.Identity in and across Possible Worlds -- 6.Counterparts and Identity -- 7.Vague Identity -- 8.The Interaction of Modality with Quantification and Identity -- IV.Semantics, Metasemantics, and Metaphysics -- 9.References and Necessity -- 10.On considering a Possible World as Actual -- 11.Conceptual Truth and Metaphysical Necessity -- V.Subjective Possibilities -- 12.Comparing Qualia across Persons -- 13.What is it like to be a Zombie? -- 14.On Thomas Nagel's Objective Self.
- Robert Stalnaker draws together in this volume the extent of his work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The essays presented reflect on the nature of metaphysics, with two of the essays featured being published for the first time.
- 9780191602320 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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