Williamson On Modality

Author: Mark McCullagh
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In addition, it contains an original essay by Williamson, 'Modal science,' concerning the role of modal claims in natural science. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.

Modal Logic As Metaphysics

Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654760
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The book contains detailed historical discussion of how the metaphysical issues emerged in the twentieth century development of quantified modal logic, through the work of such figures as Rudolf Carnap, Ruth Barcan Marcus, Arthur Prior, and ...

A Critical Introduction To The Metaphysics Of Modality

Author: Andrea Borghini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472521943
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Williamson, T. (2013), Modal Logic as Metaphysics. Oxford: Oxford University
Press. Williamson, T. (2010), “Modal Logic within Counterfactual Logic”. In B.
Hale and A. Hoffman (eds), Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology.
Oxford: ...

The Philosophy Of Philosophy

Author: Timothy Williamson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470695919
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The second volume in the Blackwell Brown Lectures in Philosophy, this volume offers an original and provocative take on the nature and methodology of philosophy.


Author: Bob Hale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199565813
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5 Is Timothy Williamson a Necessary Existent? David Efird Timothy Williamson (
2002) has offered an argument for the claim that, necessarily, he exists, that is,
that he is a necessary existent.1 Though this argument has attracted a great deal
of ...

Modality And Explanatory Reasoning

Author: Boris Kment
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191668990
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“Necessary Existents,” In Logic, Thought, and Language, ed. by A. O'Hear,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 233–251. Williamson, T. (2005). “
Armchair Philosophy, Metaphysical Modality and Counterfactual Thinking,”
Proceedings of ...

Grazer Philosophische Studien Vol 86 2012

Author: Johannes L. Brandl
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209189
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First, Williamson's account will be sketched, and an analysis of the role of
background knowledge in his account will be provided. Second, it will be argued
that unaccounted modal knowledge is present in background knowledge, and
that this ...

Knowledge Through Imagination

Author: Amy Kind
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019871680X
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Counterfactuals and Modality Williamson's preferred (2007) approach, following
that of Hill (2006), emphasizes connections between metaphysical modality and
counterfactuals. The capacity to evaluate counterfactual conditionals, like that for

Essays On A Priori Knowledge And Justification

Author: Albert Casullo
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199777861
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Therefore, Williamson's account presupposes, rather than explains, our capacity
for modal knowledge.12 Williamson's account is open to this problem because it
mislocates the epistemological fact that requires explanation. It mislocates the ...

Structural Analysis Of Non Classical Logics

Author: Syraya Chin-Mu Yang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662483572
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modal status. But what else can be the ground? Williamson may be right in
saying that we know we should hold (G) fixed if we know (G) to be a constitutive
fact. But Williamson says quite little about how we can achieve such prior
constitutive ...