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Epistemic modality / edited by Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson.

Contributor(s): Egan, Andy [ed.] | Weatherson, Brian [ed.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011Description: 1 recurso en línea (335 p.).ISBN: 9780191618635; 9780199591596.Subject(s): Modalidad (Lógica) | Teoría del conocimientoOnline resources: Click here to access online
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.
Summary: "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 various cases where something is epistemically possible but not metaphysically possible, and vice versa. How do we understand the semantics of statements of epistemic modality? The ten new essays in this volume explore various answers to these questions, including those offered by contextualism, relativism and expressivism."--Cover, [p.] 4.
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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.

"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 various cases where something is epistemically possible but not metaphysically possible, and vice versa. How do we understand the semantics of statements of epistemic modality? The ten new essays in this volume explore various answers to these questions, including those offered by contextualism, relativism and expressivism."--Cover, [p.] 4.

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