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Epistemic modality

Author: Andy Egan; Brian Weatherson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There is a lot we don't know. That means that there are a lot of possibilities that are, epistemically speaking, open. For instance, we don't know whether it rained in Seattle yesterday. So, for us at least, there is an epistemic possibility where it rained in Seattle yesterday, and one where it did not. What are these epistemic possibilities? They do not match up with metaphysical possibilities -- there are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Egan; Brian Weatherson
ISBN: 9780199591589 019959158X 9780199591596 0199591598
OCLC Number: 687683175
Description: 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Epistemic modals and epistemic modality / Brian Weatherspoon and Andy Egan --
Perspectives on possibilities: contextualism, relativism, or what? / Kent Bach --
The nature of epsitemic space / David J. Chalmers --
"Might" made right / Kai von Fintel and Anthony S. Gillies --
Possibilities for representation and credence: two space-ism versus one space-ism / Frank Jackson --
Epistemic modals are assessment-sensitive / John MacFarlane --
Perspective in taste predicates and epistemic modals / Johnathan Schaffer --
Conditional propositions and conditional assertions / Robert Stalnaker --
How not to theorize about the language of subjective uncertainty / Eric Swanson --
A problem about permission and possibility / Stephen Yablo --
Nonfactualism about epistemic modality / Seth Yalcin.
Responsibility: edited by Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson.
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There is a lot that we don't know. That means there are a lot of possibilities that are, epistemically speaking, open. What are these epistemic possibilities? How do we understand the semantics of  Read more...

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