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.)


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Spring 2008



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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.

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Agustín Rayo. 24.260 Topics in Philosophy: David Lewis. Spring 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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