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

Overview
Works: 81 works in 418 publications in 7 languages and 8,749 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: B809.15, 160
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Most widely held works by David K Lewis
Convention: a philosophical study by David K Lewis( Book )

73 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Convention was 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. This book is of central importance to philosophers, linguists, social scientists, legal theorists, and anyone interested in the role of convention in the function of social behavior and language."--BOOK JACKET
Counterfactuals by David K Lewis( Book )

64 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 965 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 )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 897 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 )

36 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 682 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
Papers in metaphysics and epistemology by David K Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in ethics and social philosophy by David K Lewis( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 462 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
Papers in philosophical logic by David K Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 378 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
Parts of classes by David K Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 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
Papers in philosophical logic by David K Lewis( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of a three-volume collection of David Lewis's most recent papers in all the areas to which he has made significant contributions. The purpose of this collection (and the two volumes to follow) is to disseminate even more widely the work of a preeminent and influential late twentieth-century philosopher. The papers are now offered in a readily accessible format. This first volume is devoted to Lewis's work on philosophical logic from the last twenty-five years. The topics covered include: deploying the methods of formal semantics from artificial formalised languages to natural languages, model-theoretic investigations of intensional logic, contradiction, relevance, the differences between analog and digital representation, and questions arising from the construction of ambitious formalised philosophical systems. The volume will serve as an important reference tool for all philosophers and their students
Materialismus und Bewusstsein by David K Lewis( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Identität von Körper und Geist by David K Lewis( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la pluralité des mondes by David K Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 45 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
Identité & survie by David K Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophische Aufsätze by David K Lewis( Book )

in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to David Lewis by Barry Loewer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brings together outstanding Lewis scholars and leading philosophers to explain, discuss, and critically extend Lewis's seminal and wide-ranging work in original ways"--
Un argumento en favor de la teoría de la identidad by David K Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semántica general by David K Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical papers by David K Lewis( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in Metaphysics and Epistemology by David K Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Lewis, David Kellogg 1941-2001

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دیوید لوئیس فیلسوف آمریکایی

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