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Philosophical Papers Volume I

David Lewis


This book contains 15 papers by the influential American philosopher, David Lewis. All previously published (between 1966 and 80), these papers are divided into three groups: ontology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. Lewis supplements eight of the fifteen papers with postscripts in which he amends claims, answers objections, and introduces later reflections. Topics discussed include possible worlds, counterpart theory, modality, personal identity, radical interpretation, language, propositional attitudes, the mind, and intensional semantics. Among the positions Lewis de ... More

Keywords: counterpart theory, epistemology, David Lewis, mereology, metaphysics, modal semantics, ontology, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1983 Print ISBN-13: 9780195032048
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195032047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lewis, author
Princeton University