David Kellogg Lewis





David Kellogg Lewis


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in Oberlin, Ohio, The United States
September 28, 1941

Died
October 14, 2001

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David Kellogg Lewis was a 20th century philosopher. Lewis taught briefly at UCLA and then at Princeton from 1970 until his death. He is also closely associated with Australia, whose philosophical community he visited almost annually for more than thirty years. He has made ground-breaking contributions in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical logic. He is probably best known for his controversial modal realist stance: that there exist infinitely many concretely existing and causally isolated parallel universes, of which ours is just one, and which play the role of possible worlds in the analysis of necessity and possibility.

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On the Plurality of Worlds

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Counterfactuals

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Convention: A Philosophical...

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Philosophical Papers, Volume I

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Parts Of Classes

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Elusive Knowledge

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Philosophical Papers, Volume 2

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“in learning how to imagine x, you gain abilities; later you have all the relevant imaginative abilities you had before, and more besides. and you notice, a priori, relationships of coherence or incoherence between attitudes that might figure in the realisation of x; later you are aware of all that you had noticed before, and more besides. and you think of new questions to explore in your imagining...and later you have in mind all the questions you had thought of before, and more besides.”
David Kellogg Lewis, Philosophical Papers, Volume I