skip to content
Modality and explanatory reasoning Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Modality and explanatory reasoning

Author: Boris Christian Kment
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Argues that the concepts of necessity and possibility originate in a common type of thought experiment, counterfactual reasoning, that allows us to investigate explanatory connections and is colsely related to the controlled experiments of empirical science.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boris Christian Kment
ISBN: 9780199604685 9780198803171 0198803176 0199604681
OCLC Number: 876006048
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Synopsis --
The nature of modality --
Absolute necessity and iterated modality --
On the contingency of worlds --
A theory of worlds --
Essence, laws, and explanation --
Metaphysical and nomic necessity --
The standards of colseness --
Clarifications, additions, and objections --
Causation, nomic determination, and the counterfactual test --
On the genealogy of modality --
Extensions and limitations of the counterfactual test.
Other Titles: Modality & explanatory reasoning
Responsibility: Boris Kment.

Abstract:

Boris Kment takes a new approach to the study of modality that emphasises the origin of modal notions in everyday thought. He argues that the concepts of necessity and possibility originate in  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

[an] intricate and exhilarating book... * Richard Baron, Philosophy Now *

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(3)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/876006048> # Modality and explanatory reasoning
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "876006048" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2203904754#Topic/reasoning> ; # Reasoning
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/BD218> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/160.0/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2203904754#Topic/modality_theory_of_knowledge> ; # Modality (Theory of knowledge)
   schema:alternateName "Modality & explanatory reasoning" ;
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2203904754#Person/kment_boris_christian_1975> ; # Boris Christian Kment
   schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "Argues that the concepts of necessity and possibility originate in a common type of thought experiment, counterfactual reasoning, that allows us to investigate explanatory connections and is colsely related to the controlled experiments of empirical science."@en ;
   schema:description "Synopsis -- The nature of modality -- Absolute necessity and iterated modality -- On the contingency of worlds -- A theory of worlds -- Essence, laws, and explanation -- Metaphysical and nomic necessity -- The standards of colseness -- Clarifications, additions, and objections -- Causation, nomic determination, and the counterfactual test -- On the genealogy of modality -- Extensions and limitations of the counterfactual test."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2203904754> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Modality and explanatory reasoning"@en ;
   schema:productID "876006048" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199604685> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198803171> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB473857> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/876006048> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2203904754#Person/kment_boris_christian_1975> # Boris Christian Kment
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1975" ;
   schema:familyName "Kment" ;
   schema:givenName "Boris Christian" ;
   schema:name "Boris Christian Kment" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2203904754#Topic/modality_theory_of_knowledge> # Modality (Theory of knowledge)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Modality (Theory of knowledge)"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198803171>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0198803176" ;
   schema:isbn "9780198803171" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199604685>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199604681" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199604685" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.