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Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays

Robert C. Stalnaker


This book features a collection of papers on metaphysical topics. These papers echo the recurring themes of the Quinean picture, resulting from his critique of logical empiricism. They reflect an ambivalence about metaphysics, a preoccupations with the interplay of semantic and metaphysical questions, and an externalist perspective reflected in Quine’s approach to semantic and metaphysical questions. The book is divided into five parts. Part I focuses on the questions about possible worlds. Parts II and III develop representations of the space of possible worlds that make sense of metaphysical ... More

Keywords: metaphysics, W.V. Quine, empiricism, semantics, externalism, possible worlds, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199251487.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Stalnaker, author
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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