Topics in Philosophy: David Lewis

Black and white photograph of young children at desks.

David Lewis as a nine-year-old boy, giving a lecture to his sister Ellen and brother Donald. (Photograph by Ewart Lewis, used courtesy of the Lewis family.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

24.260

As Taught In

Spring 2008

Level

Undergraduate

Cite This Course

Course Description

The class will be devoted to the work of David Lewis, one of the most exciting and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century. We will have seminar-style discussions about his work on counterfactuals, time, causation, probability, and decision-theory.

Rayo, Agustín. 24.260 Topics in Philosophy: David Lewis, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-260-topics-in-philosophy-david-lewis-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.


Close