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Reality and Humean supervenience

Reality and Humean supervenience

essays on the philosophy of David Lewis

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lewis, David K., -- 1941-,
  • Realism,
  • Supervenience (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index

    Statementedited and introduced by Gerhard Preyer and Frank Siebelt
    SeriesStudies in epistemology and cognitive theory, Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory (Unnumbered)
    ContributionsPreyer, Gerhard, Siebelt, Frank
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB945.L455 R43 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 243 p. ;
    Number of Pages243
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18119558M
    ISBN 100742512002, 0742512010
    LC Control Number00059162


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This is a very fine collection of essays about David Lewis's work. Centered around such central Lewisian doctrines as Humean supervenience, modal realism, the counterfactual analysis of causation and physicalism, the collection is a fitting tribute to his outstanding work and to its influence.

-- Jeremy Butterfield, University of Cambridge5/5(1). Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis (Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory) Kindle Edition. by Gerhard Preyer (Author), Frank Siebelt (Author), D M.

Armstrong (Contributor),5/5(1). Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. If asked what Humeanism could mean today, there is no other philosopher to. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, - Philosophy - pages.

Content. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Some Reflections on David Lewis' Philosophy, Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt I Modal Realism. Phillip Bricker: Island Universes and the Analysis of Modality.

John Bigelow: Time Travel Fictions. Paul Teller: Lewis's Defence of Counterpart Theory. Harold W. Noonan: The Case of Perdurance. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Gerhard Preyer and Frank Siebelt, editors, Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David : Daniel Nolan.

Peter Forrest - - In Gerhard Preyer (ed.), Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis. Rowman & Littlefield. Rowman & Littlefield. Island Universes and the Analysis of Modality. Humean supervenience is the conjunction of three theses: Truth supervenes on being, Anti‐haecceitism, and Spatiotemporalism.

The first clause is a core part of Lewis's metaphysics. The second clause is related to Lewis's counterpart theory. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, - Seiten. Humean Supervenience Debugged DAVID LEWIS Years Reality and Humean supervenience book, I wrote that much of my work could be seen in hindsight as a campaign on behalf of "Humean Supervenience": the thesis that the whole truth about a world like ours supervenes on the spatiotemporal distribution of local qualities (, pp.

ix-xvi).File Size: KB. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis, Gerhard Preyer Studies in epistemology and cognitive theory: Herausgeber: Gerhard Preyer, Frank Siebelt: Mitwirkende: Frank Siebelt, D.

Armstrong, John Bigelow, Jonathan Bennett: Ausgabe. Read "Reality and Humean Supervenience Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis" by Gerhard Preyer available from Rakuten Kobo.

If asked what Humeanism could mean today, there is no other philosopher to turn to whose work covers such a wide range o Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Lee "Reality and Humean Supervenience Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis" por Gerhard Preyer disponible en Rakuten Kobo.

If asked what Humeanism could mean today, there is no other philosopher to turn to whose work covers such a wide range o Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis (Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory) (English Edition) eBook: Preyer, Gerhard 5/5(1).

Synopsis. Reality and Humean Supervenience confronts the reader with central aspects in the philosophy of David Lewis, whose work in ontology, metaphysics, logic, probability, philosophy of mind, and language articulates a unique and systematic foundation for modern physicalism.

This book includes a useful, general introduction to Lewis's philosophy 5/5(1). Humean supervenience – not quite dead yet Philipp Keller* J Humean supervenience is named in honor of the great denier of necessary connections.

It is the doctrine that all there is to the world is a vast mosaic of local matters of particular facts,just one little thing and then another We have geometry:File Size: 94KB. The Contingency of Humean Supervenience As soon as one recognizes that there could be non-spatiotemporal, perfectly natural relations—so that, if there are none in the actual world, then that is a contingent fact—one must recognize that HS (as stated in §5) is false, and can only be resuscitated in a weaker form.

Humean and anti-Humean Metaphysics ing Lewis, this thesis has come to be known by the name ‘Humean supervenience’, and its adherents as Humeans. tion lies in linking our modal language to the modal reality which, according to anti-Humean metaphysics, it must be about.

Setting the stage. This world and the Humean mosaic. Lewis gives the name “Humean supervenience” to the view that “all there is to the world is a vast mosaic of local matters of particular fact, just one little thing and another” (b: ix).

The “Humean” comes from David Hume, who is associated with the view that all there is in the world are. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Studies in Epistemology and Cognitive Theory: Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis (Paperback) at nd: Gerhard Preyer; Frank Siebelt; D M Armstrong.

metaphysics and the philosophy of science. The thesis is intended as an example of the benefits that result from doing the right kind of metaphysics. The thesis has two main parts. The first half is concerned with the usual Humean account of laws and is spread over two chapters.

In chapter one, I begin with some scene-setting. The core of D. Lewis' many con tribution to philosophy, including his work in philosophical ontolo gy, intensional logic and semantics, probability and decision theory, and topics within philosophy of science as well as a distinguished.

History. Supervenience, which means literally "coming or occurring as something novel, additional, or unexpected", from "super," meaning on, above, or additional, and "venire," meaning to come, shows occurrences in the Oxford English Dictionary dating back to Its systematic use in philosophy is considered to have begun in early 20th-century meta-ethics and.

And supervenience is an inadequate solution to the consciousness problem, it still denies the reality of the mental world. (Note to self: this has implications for law or freedom because if we do not recognize the reality of the mental world it is hard to say someone came to a decision autonomously and then be able to judge them for it.)/5.

In a recent paper, Barry Loewer attempts to defend Humeanism about laws of nature from a charge that Humean laws are not adequately explanatory. Central to his defense is a distinction between metaphysical and scientific explanations: even if Humeans cannot offer further metaphysical explanations of particular features of their “mosaic,” that does not Cited by: This paper examines a doctrine which David Lewis has called 'Humean Supervenience' (hereafter 'HS'), and a problem which certain imaginary cases seem to generate for HS.

They include rotating perfect spheres or discs, and flowing rivers, imagined as composed of matter which is perfectly homogeneous right down to.

Reality and Humean Supervenience Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis can be understood as the development of philosophical position that is centered around his conception of Humean supervenience.

If we accept the thesis that it is physical science and not philosophical reasoning that will eventually arrive at the basic constituents of. TY - CHAP. T1 - Counterfactuals, Causation and Humean Supervenience. AU - Noordhof, Paul Jonathan Pitt. PY - Y1 - N2 - Counterfactual theories of causation are standardly put forward by proponents of the doctrine of Humean Supervenience.

Reality and Humean Supervenience confronts the reader with central aspects in the philosophy of David Lewis, whose work in ontology, metaphysics, logic, probability, philosophy of mind, and language articulates a unique and systematic foundation for modern physicalism. Reality and Humean Supervenience confronts the reader with central aspects in the philosophy of David Lewis, whose work in ontology, metaphysics, logic, probability, philosophy of mind, and language articulates a unique and systematic foundation for modern physicalism.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. This book seeks to offer an explanation of the source of supervenience in different areas, and the consequent anti-realistic connotations. Opening with a critical analysis of supervenience in ethics and the philosophy of mind, the book then explores a new anti-realist attitude towards the mental and moral discourses.

What is Humean Supervenience. David Lewis’s theory of Humean Supervenience has been widely discussed in the metaphysical literature. I intend to describe and defend this thesis.

I will consider the major objections to Humean Supervenience, both. The Thesis of Humean Supervenience To set out the main alternatives with regard to the nature of laws, we need the idea of Humean supervenience. Here is David Lewis’s characterization: Humean supervenience is named in honor of the great denier of necessary connections.

It is theFile Size: 74KB. (iii): Direct threats to Humean supervenience. There are two main examples. First, chance; which Lewis addresses in detail in (, pp. xiv-xvi, ), and to his greater satisfaction in (). Second, persistence (cf. 21 October). For Lewis as a Humean wants to be perdurantist, in his sense (a, Sec ): this means that he faces the.

Humean supervenience is the conjunction of three theses: Truth supervenes on being, Anti-haecceitism, and Spatiotemporalism. The first clause is a core part of Lewis's : Brian Weatherson.

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews is an electronic, Anjan Chakravartty, A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable, Cambridge,pp., $ (hbk), Chakravartty does not discuss the thesis of Humean supervenience, nor reduction, nor the relationship between the special sciences and physics, but I.

If asked what Humeanism could mean today, there is no other philosopher to turn to whose work covers such a wide range of topics from a unified Humean perspective as that of David Lewis.

The core of Lewis's many contributions to philosophy, includ. reality and humean supervenience. essays on the philosophy of david lewis. lanham, md: rowman & littlefield XIII, p. In this paper, we focus on two related reductive theses in metaphysics—Humean Supervenience and Composition as Identity—and on their status in.

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Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Frank Siebelt books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. This already strongly suggests the failure of Humean supervenience, so long as the quantum state given by the density operator is taken to be a real characteristic of the system.

5 To turn these facts about the mathematical structure of the theory into a proper refutation of Humean supervenience requires more interpretation and by:   Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Reality and Humean Supervenience: Essays on the Philosophy of David Lewis Nolan, Daniel Part 1, â Modal Realism,â begins with a paper by Phillip Bricker, arguing within Lewisâ s framework of concrete possible worlds that plausible recombination principles Author: Nolan, Daniel.