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Lewis, David K. (David Kellogg) 1941-2001

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Works: 74 works in 256 publications in 7 languages and 6,798 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: B809.15, 160
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Convention: a philosophical study by David K Lewis( Book )
30 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Convention was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common interests are at stake. Conventions are contrasted with other kinds of regularity, and conventions governing systems of communication are given special attention
Counterfactuals by David K Lewis( Book )
41 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds
On the plurality of worlds by David K Lewis( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a defense of modal realism; the thesis that our world is but one of a plurality of worlds, and that the individuals that inhabit our world are only a few out of all the inhabitants of all the worlds. Lewis argues that the philosophical utility of modal realism is a good reason for believing that it is true." "After putting forward the type of modal realism he favors, Lewis answers numerous objections that have been raised against it. These include an insistence that everything must be actual; paradoxes akin to those that confront naive set theory; arguments that modal realism leads to inductive skepticism, or to disregard for prudence and morality; and finally, sheer incredulity at a theory that disagrees so badly with common opinion. Lewis grants the weight of the last objection, but takes it to be outweighed by the benefits to systematic theory that acceptance of modal realism brings. He asks whether these same benefits might be gained more cheaply if we replace his many worlds by many merely 'abstract' representations; but concludes that all versions of this 'ersatz modal realism' are in serious trouble. In the final chapter, Lewis distinguishes various questions about trans-world identity, and argues that his 'method of counterparts' is preferable to alternative approaches."--Jacket
Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers in metaphysics and epistemology by David K Lewis( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers in philosophical logic by David K Lewis( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is part of a three-volume collection of most of David Lewis's papers in philosophy, except for those which previously appeared in his Philosophical Papers (Oxford University Press, 1983 and 1986). They are now offered in a readily accessible form. This first volume is devoted to Lewis's work in philosophical logic. Topics covered include the formal semantics of natural languages; model-theoretic investigations of intensional logic; contradiction and relevance, the distinction between analog and digital representation; attempts to draw anti-mechanistic conclusions from Godel's theorem; Carnap's Aufbau; mereology and its relationship to set theory. The purpose of this collection, and the two volumes to follow, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher. The volume will serve as a useful work of reference for teachers and students of philosophy
Papers in ethics and social philosophy by David K Lewis( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is part of a three-volume collection of most of David Lewis's papers in philosophy, except for those which previously appeared in his Philosophical Papers (Oxford University Press, 1983 and 1986). This third volume is devoted to Lewis's work in ethics and social philosophy." "The purpose of this collection, and the two preceding volumes, is to disseminate more widely the work of an eminent and influential contemporary philosopher. The volume will serve as a useful work of reference for teachers and students of philosophy."--Jacket
Parts of classes by David K Lewis( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This second collection of essays by Lewis focuses on causation, probability, dependence and decision, and several other related topics. The thirteen papers are a major contribution to philosophy by one of the most influential and imaginative of contemporary American philosophers
Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of 15 essays by the influential American philosopher David Lewis is divided into three groups: ontology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language
Konventionen : eine sprachphilosophische Abhandlung by David K Lewis( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la pluralité des mondes by David K Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dans ce livre, D.K. Lewis (1941-2001), figure majeure de la philosophie analytique contemporaine, prend la défense du réalisme modal, c'est-à-dire de la thèse selon laquelle le monde dont nous faisons partie n'est qu'un monde parmi une pluralité de mondes, et selon laquelle nous ne sommes, nous qui l'habitons, qu'un petit nombre parmi tous ceux qui habitent tous les mondes
Materialismus und Bewusstsein by David K Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophische Aufsätze by David K Lewis( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Identität von Körper und Geist by David K Lewis( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gendai keijijōgaku ronbunshū ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers, Vol. 2 by David K Lewis( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical papers, Vol. 1 by David K Lewis( )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ali imamo svobodo kršitve zakonov narave? by David K Lewis( )
1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lewis, David.
Lewis, David 1941-
Lewis David 1941-2001
Lewis, David K.
Lewis, David Kellogg 1941-2001
ルイス, デイヴィド
Languages
English (198)
German (10)
Japanese (4)
French (1)
Slovenian (1)
Russian (1)
Spanish (1)
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