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Philosophical Papers Volume II

David Lewis


A collection of 13 papers by David Lewis, written on a variety of topics including causation, counterfactuals and indicative conditionals, the direction of time, subjective and objective probability, explanation, perception, free will, and rational decision. The conclusions reached include the claim that time travel is possible, that counterfactual dependence is asymmetrical, that events are properties of spatiotemporal regions, that the Prisoners’ Dilemma is a Newcomb problem, and that causation can be analyzed in terms of counterfactual dependence between events. These papers can be seen as ... More

Keywords: causation, conditionals, counterfactuals, events, explanation, free will, Humean supervenience, indicative conditionals, David Lewis, metaphysics, perception, Prisoners’ Dilemma, probability, rational decision, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780195036466
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195036468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lewis, author
Princeton University