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
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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
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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: Oxford University Press: 81–96. Williamson, T. (2007a), The Philosophy
of Philosophy. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Williamson, T. (2007b), “Philosophical
Knowledge and Knowledge of Counterfactuals”. Grazer Philosophische Studien
74: 89–123.

Modality And Explanatory Reasoning

Author: Boris Kment
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“Theism and Counterpossibles,” Philosophical Studies 89(1): 87–103.
Williamson, T. (1998). “Bare Possibilia,” Erkenntnis 48: 257–273. Williamson, T. (
1999). “Existence and Contingency,” The Aristotelian Society, suppl. vol. 73: 181
–203. Williamson, T. (2001). “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,” ...

Grazer Philosophische Studien Vol 86 2012

Author: Johannes L. Brandl
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of attention.1 However, one aspect of Williamson's account deserves further
examination, namely the status of what he calls 'background knowledge' and '
constitutive facts'. These will be the focus of our discussion, with special attention
to the role of physical possibility and conceivability. 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 ...

Knowledge Through Imagination

Author: Amy Kind
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For one thing, his own claim to the contrary notwithstanding, Williamson's favored
approach fails to answer this question in just the same way. I argue that this is so
in Section 4. In Section 5, I'll suggest why I think it's just fine to leave this question
open at this stage. 4. 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 ...

The Philosophy Of Philosophy

Author: Timothy Williamson
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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.

Essays On A Priori Knowledge And Justification

Author: Albert Casullo
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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
modal knowledge that is characteristic of philosophical investigation. The goal of
Williamson's conceivability test is to provide an account of knowledge of modal
propositions of the form ☐A, such as (13) Necessarily, gold is the element with
atomic ...

Truth Meaning Justification And Reality

Author: Michael Frauchiger
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1994: Modality, Morality and Belief: Essays in Honor of Ruth Barcan Marcus.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Stalnaker, Robert 2010: 'Merely
possible propositions', in Hale and Hoffman 2010, pp. 21–34. Stephanou, Yannis
2000: 'Necessary beings', Analysis, 60, pp. 188–191. Williamson, Timothy 1988: '
First-order logics for comparative similarity', Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic,
29, pp. 457–481. Williamson, Timothy 1990: Identity and Discrimination. Oxford:

Structural Analysis Of Non Classical Logics

Author: Syraya Chin-Mu Yang
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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 knowledge. It therefore appears that
Williamson's account leaves a substantial part of our modal knowledge (i.e. the
prior constitutive knowledge) unexplained, and is thus utterly unilluminating (cf. [
11]). Now, I do not think this criticism really touches the heart of the problem. For
on the one hand, ...