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Content and Modality

Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Stalnaker

Content and Modality by Judith Thomson
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Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a major presence in contemporary philosophy, in honour of whom the volume is published. It also contains a substantial new essay in which

Stalnaker replies to his critics, and sets out his current views on the topics discussed. - ;Eleven distinguished philosophers have contributed specially written essays on a set of topics much debated in recent years, including physicalism, qualia, semantic competence, conditionals, presuppositions, two-dimensional semantics, and the relation between logic and metaphysics. All these topics are prominent in the work of Robert Stalnaker, a major presence in contemporary philosophy, in honour of whom the volume is published. It also contains a substantial new essay in which

Stalnaker replies to his critics, and sets out his current views on the topics discussed.

Contributors: Richard Heck, Frank Jackson, William Lycan, Vann McGee, John Perry, Paul Pietroski, Sydney Shoemaker, Scott Soames, Daniel Stoljar, Timothy Williamson, and Stephen Yablo. - ;The eleven original essays in this collection competently cover a wide range of Robert Stalnaker's philosophical work, and Stalnaker's replies to them are clear, well-thought out, and informative. Anyone interested in Stalnaker's philosophy or the areas covered in this volume is well advised to read it. - Takashi Yagisawa, Mind

Clarendon Press; October 2006
313 pages; ISBN 9780191515736
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Title: Content and Modality
Author: Judith Thomson; Alex Byrne
 
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