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Austin, David F. 1952-

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Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 1,075 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Creator, Other
Classifications: BD215, 121.6
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Most widely held works by David F Austin
What's the meaning of "this"? : a puzzle about demonstrative belief by David F Austin( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of examples in recent literature on philosophy of mind and language raise serious problems for the traditional analysis of belief (and the other so-called propositional attitudes) as a two-term relation between a believer and a proposition. Because of the attractiveness of the traditional analysis and the absence of a clear alternative, such examples raise genuine puzzles about belief. In this lucid and rigorous book, David F. Austin provides a new test case for any theory of the propositional attitudes. Focusing on a puzzle about beliefs that we express using the demonstratives "this" and "that," Austin shows that a key doctrine in the analytic tradition, the doctrine of propositions, is threatened by inconsistency. The author first explains why the traditional doctrine requires individual propositions to accommodate Kripkean intuitions for direct reference. Austin then formulates a deep puzzle about demonstrative belief, using the book's central example, the Two Tubes case, which involves simultaneous, consistent, occurrent, demonstrative beliefs resulting from direct visual perception. Austin argues that none of the leading propositional theories solves this puzzle, nor do the self-attributive views of Chisholm and Lewis, or Kaplan's three-term view. Austin concludes that although his puzzle remains a puzzle, it gives us reason to supplement, rather than abandon, the use of propositions in analyzing thought, and he sketches a three-term, Russian alternative
Philosophical analysis : a defense by example by David F Austin( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analytic philosophy is alive and in good health, as this collection of twenty, previously unpublished essays most ably demonstrates. The reader will find here assembled some of the finest writings of modern analytic philosophers at the top of their form. Matthews discusses Plato's attempt to deal with the problem of false belief about identities. Parson evaluates Russell's early theory of denoting phrases. Chisholm exhibits the utility of thirteen epistemic categories. Plantinga criticizes Chisholm's account of justification. Conee argues that solving the Gettier Problem is important, and Ginet proposes a solution to it. Lehrer criticizes an argument based on the simplicity of our belief in material objects and other minds. R. Feldman defends an account of having evidence. F. Feldman defends a propositional account of pleasure. Van Fraassen criticizes Garber's solution to the problem of old evidence. Castañeda investigates the nature of negation. McKay argues that de se analyses of belief do not account for belief de re. Richard argues that no Fregean semantics for belief attribution will succeed. Ryckman suggests that the Millian theory of names has little to do with the theory of belief is no threat to God's omniscience. Dunn investigates constraints imposed on non-classical modal logics by extensionality. Fitch argues that singular propositions perform important functions in modal logic. Jubien evaluates arguments for and against possible worlds. Ratzsch argues that there must be a deeper source of nomicality than ordinary subjunctives, and Stalnaker argues that there is room for determinancy of identity and indeterminacy in reference
Symposium on surgery for chronic ear disease by Symposium on Surgery for Chronic Ear Disease( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nègres noirs, nègres blancs : race, sexe et politique dans les années 1960 à Montréal by David F Austin( )

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

The lost medium of exchange by David F Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition in steel : statement prepared for the Subcommittee on the Study of Monopoly Power of the House Committee on the Judiciary : Washington, D.C., April 26-28, 1950 by David F Austin( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders for leadership by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Steel ... ; bulwark in peace and in war by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's the meaning of "this" ? a puzzle about demonstrative belief by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's the meaning of "this" ? a puzzle about demonstrative belief by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What's the meaning of ¿7Fthis"? : a puzzle about demonstrative belief by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Occupational hearing loss : a physician's view point by David F Austin( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Philosophical analysis : a defense by example
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David F. Austin American philosopher and university professor (1952-)

David F. Austin filosofo statunitense e professore universitario (1952-)

David F. Austin United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Languages
English (50)

French (1)