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Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The latter half of the twentieth century witnessed an ‘intensional revolution’, a great collective effort to analyse notions which are absolutely fundamental to our understanding of the world and of ... More


The Impossible: An Essay on Hyperintensionality

Mark Jago

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709008
eISBN:
9780191779596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709008.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We think about impossible things all the time. In many philosophical or mathematical debates, when one side of the argument gets things wrong, it necessarily gets them wrong. As we consider both ... More


From Possible to Impossible Worlds

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

in Impossible Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Possible worlds are ways things might have been. They find applications in analysing possibility and necessity; propositions; knowledge and belief; information; and indicative and counterfactual ... More


Hyperintensionality

Francesco Berto and Mark Jago

in Impossible Worlds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198812791
eISBN:
9780191850585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812791.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter asks whether hyperintensionality is a genuine phenomenon, or rather, a feature to be explained away. It then focuses on the epistemic case, considering arguments from Stalnaker and Lewis ... More


Definite Reports of Indefinites

Samuel Cumming

in Singular Thought and Mental Files

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198746881
eISBN:
9780191809101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746881.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In certain circumstances, it is possible to report the utterance of an indefinite noun phrase using a definite referring expression, such as a name or pronoun. The referent of the definite must match ... More


Why the Traditional Conceptions of Propositions Can’t be Correct

Scott Soames

in New Thinking about Propositions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199693764
eISBN:
9780191761126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693764.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter argues that traditional theories of structured propositions of Frege and Russell can’t solve the “problem of the unity of the proposition,” which is to explain how they can be intrinsic, ... More


Hyperintensionality

Mark Jago

in The Impossible: An Essay on Hyperintensionality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709008
eISBN:
9780191779596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709008.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces a number of related problems for the possible worlds approach to analysing knowledge, belief, information and content, including the infamous logical omniscience problem. The ... More


Skepticism

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Accepting probabilistic knowledge gives rise to a difficult puzzle: how can Smith know that it is at least .6 likely that Jones smokes, when he is happy to admit that there is a significant chance ... More


Semantic Finegrainedness and Poetic Value

Peter Lamarque

in The Philosophy of Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199603671
eISBN:
9780191796241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603671.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores a general puzzle about lyric poetry, especially, though not exclusively, the modern short lyric. The often extraordinary linguistic compression of much lyric poetry makes these ... More


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