The Resource A chance for possibility : an investigation into the grounds of modality, Alexander Steinberg

A chance for possibility : an investigation into the grounds of modality, Alexander Steinberg

Label
A chance for possibility : an investigation into the grounds of modality
Title
A chance for possibility
Title remainder
an investigation into the grounds of modality
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
2012 GAP/ontos-Award for furthering scientific research in the field of analytical ontology and metaphysics. As philosophers are keen to say, there is a possible world where Socrates is a carpenter. Plausibly, truths about what might or could not be the case are not basic but grounded in more fundamental features of reality. Steinberg develops this insight into a novel account of the supervenience structure of the modal realm
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
160
Index
index present
LC call number
BC199.M6
LC item number
S735 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philosophische analyse / philosophical analysis
Series volume
51
Label
A chance for possibility : an investigation into the grounds of modality, Alexander Steinberg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1 Introduction; 2 Supervenience; 2.1 Supervenience; 2.2 Covariance; 2.3 Covariance and Ontological Priority; 2.4 Covariance and Modal Supervenience; 2.5 Modal Supervenience and Explanation; 2.6 Explaining Explanations; A Strong and Global Supervenience; A.1 Kim's Attempted Equivalence Proof; A.2 Non-Equivalence Examples; A.3 Restricted Entailment?; A.4 Against Restricted Entailment; 3 Concrete Possible Worlds; 3.1 Possibility and Possible Worlds; 3.2 The Analysis Claim; 3.3 Lewis Worlds; 3.4 The Irrelevance Objection; 3.4.1 Against IO1; 3.4.2 Against IO2; 3.4.3 Against IO3; 3.5 Counterparts
  • 3.6 Actual Problems for Lewis3.6.1 Possible Non-Existence; 3.6.2 Surprises; 3.6.3 Actuality; 3.7 Lewisian Explanations; 4 Abstract Possible Worlds; 4.1 Something from Nothing; 4.1.1 Pleonastic Properties; 4.1.2 Something-from-Nothing Entailment Claims; 4.1.3 Property Concepts; 4.1.4 True SNECs; 4.2 Pleonastic Possible Worlds; 4.3 Objections and Clarifications; 4.3.1 Existence; 4.3.2 Explanation; 4.3.3 Competitors; 5 Possibility and Probability; 5.1 Initial Motivation; 5.2 Different Kinds of Probability; 5.2.1 Epistemic Probabilities; 5.2.2 Objective Probabilities
  • 5.3 The Temporal Structure of 'Might's5.3.1 Might; 5.3.2 Might Have; 5.3.3 Different Readings; 5.4 DeRose on 'Might' Sentences; 5.5 Supervenience; 5.6 Objective and Metaphysical Possibility; 6 Conclusion; Appendix A Non-Nominal Quantification; Name Index; Bibliography
Control code
ocn868917087
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110334890
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b29190137
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868917087
  • pebcs3110334895

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