Contemporary Research in Philosophical Logic and Linguistic Semantics

Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

  • Editors
  • D. Hockney
  • W. Harper
  • B. Freed

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Robert Stalnaker
    Pages 31-41
  3. Bas C. Van Fraassen
    Pages 43-70
  4. Hans G. Herzberger
    Pages 71-92
  5. Keith S. Donnellan
    Pages 93-118
  6. Zeno Vendler
    Pages 119-136
  7. Bas C. Van Fraassen
    Pages 273-277
  8. Howard Lasnik
    Pages 279-311
  9. James D. McCawley
    Pages 313-332
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 333-333

About this book


In 1973 a workshop was held at The University of Western Ontario on topics of common interest to philosophers and linguists. This volume con­ tains most of the papers presented at the workshop. Also included are previously unpublished essays by R. Dougherty and H. Lasnik as well as a comment on G. Lakoff's paper by B. van Fraassen. K. Donnellan's paper was presented at the workshop and subsequently appeared in The Philosophical Review. We thank the editors of this journal for permission to publish the paper here. The papers by D. Lewis, R. Stalnaker, G. Lakoff, B. Partee and H. Herzberger appeared earlier in Journal of Philosophical Logic by arrangement of the editors with B. van Fraassen and D. Reidel Publishing Company. The editors thank the officers of The University of Western Ontario for making the workshop possible and Pauline Campbell for making the workshop work. THE EDITORS DAVID LEWIS COUNTERFACTUALS AND COMPARATIVE POSSIBILITY* In the last dozen years or so, our understanding of modality has been much improved by means of possible-world semantics: the project of analyzing modal language by systematically specifying the conditions under which a modal sentence is true at a possible world. I hope to do the same for counterfactual conditionals. I write A 0-C for the counter­ factual conditional with antecedent A and consequent C. It may be read as 'H it were the case that A, then it would be the case that C' or some more idiomatic paraphrase thereof.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-0512-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1756-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-659X
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