8 edition of Counterfactuals found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||[by] David K. Lewis.|
|LC Classifications||BC199.C66 L48 1973b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 150 p.|
|Number of Pages||150|
|LC Control Number||72078430|
Counterfactual history is misguided and outdated, as the first world war debate shows. History books 'What if' is a waste of time "Counterfactuals", as such "what-if" speculations are. The term "Counterfactual" is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as contrary to the facts. A counterfactual thought occurs when a person modifies a factual prior event and then assesses the consequences of that change.
Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds and his theory of laws of nature. Similar books and articles. Would‐Cause Semantics. Phil Dowe - Author: David K. Lewis. Political scientists often ask themselves what might have been if history had unfolded differently: if Stalin had been ousted as General Party Secretary or if the United States had not dropped the bomb on Japan. Although scholars sometimes scoff at applying hypothetical reasoning to world politics, the contributors to this volume--including James Fearon, Richard Lebow, Margaret Levi, Bruce.
Counterfactual history, also sometimes referred to as virtual history, is a form of historiography that attempts to answer "what if" questions known as counterfactuals. Black and MacRaild provide this definition: "It is, at the very root, the idea of conjecturing on what did not happen, or what might have happened, in order to understand what did happen." The method seeks to explore history and . The counterfactuals for increasing the score always change the race from black (coded with 1) to white (coded with 0) which shows a racial bias of the model. The GPA is not changed in the counterfactuals, but LSAT is. The second example shows counterfactual explanations for predicted risk of diabetes.
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This book is the core of his work in this area, his exploration of how, using the alternate worlds idea, counterfactuals reflect the truth of propositions. This is a very technical work. It would be helpful to have a good grounding in modern (that is 20th Century) analytic philosophy including familiarity with the terms of symbolic logic/5(10).
Counterfactuals Hardcover – January 1, by David K. Lewis (Author)Author: David K. Lewis. Counterfactuals is David Counterfactuals book forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds.
Paperback, pages/5. Counterfactuals is David Lewis's forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary-to-fact conditionals, including his famous defense. Counterfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions which express contrary to fact conditionals, including his famous defense of realism about possible worlds.
Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people. These include 'The Pity of War' (on WWI), 'The War of the World' (about the major conflicts in the 20th century including a stunning chapter on the 'armed slave labor camp' that was the Soviet Union), and this book -- Virtual History' on counterfactual or "what if" by: Thirty years after Lewis's paper, this book brings together some of the most important recent work connecting--or, in some cases, disputing the connection between--counterfactuals and causation, including the complete version of Lewis's Whitehead lectures, "Causation as Influence," a major reworking of his original paper.4/5(1).
Thirty years after Lewis's paper, this book brings together some of the most important recent work connecting—or, in some cases, disputing the connection between—counterfactuals and causation, including the complete version of Lewis's Whitehead lectures, "Causation as Influence," a major reworking of his original paper.
There have been counter-factual novels about the Reformation, or the survival of the Stuart dynasty, but the most substantial cluster is set during or after a re-imagined second world : DJ Taylor. Niall Ferguson has written several fine books that are must-reads for educated people.
These include 'The Pity of War' (on WWI), 'The War of the World' (about the major conflicts in the 20th century including a stunning chapter on the 'armed slave labor camp' that was the Soviet Union), and this book -- Virtual History' on counterfactual or "what if" history/5(45).
If we imagine a world where this book had no audience, where, say, the meanings of Petrarch's climb and Ignatius' indecision were forgotten, it would be a much colder and less wise one.” – Times Higher Education “Christopher Prendergast's wide-ranging and philosophically informed investigation of counterfactuals is a revelation.
Available in: rfactuals is David Lewis' forceful presentation of and sustained argument for a particular view about propositions Due to COVID Price: $ The counterfactual analysis of causation became a focus of philosophical debate after the publication of the late David Lewis's groundbreaking paper, Causation, which argues against the previously accepted regularity analysis and in favor of what he called the promising alternative of the counterfactual analysis/5(10).
Preface WhatfollowsaremypersonalnotesonDavidLewis’theideaspresentedin thisdocumentarenotmyown,butratherLewis’ Size: KB. Since its original publication init has become a classic of contemporary philosophy, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the logic and metaphysics of counterfactuals.
The book also includes an appendix of related writings by Lewis. 'This improved edition of Morgan and Winship’s book elevates traditional social sciences, including economics, education and political science, from a hopeless flirtation with regression to a solid science of causal interpretation, based on two foundational pillars: counterfactuals and causal by: Books, Culture, Counterfactuals, History, Sunstein.
Support independent journalism Unlimited access for less than $2 a month Subscribe Now. TNR Newsletters. Must reads. 5 days a week. Counterfactuals in Economics: A Commentary Nancy Cartwright LSE and UCSD 0.
Introduction Counterfactuals are a hot topic in economics today, at least among economists concerned with methodology. I shall argue that on the whole this is a mistake. Usually the counterfactuals on offer are proposed as causal surrogates. But at best they provide a.
Counterfactualism is the view that dispositions are a type of counterfactual property. Critical Notice of Lewis, Counterfactuals [Book Review] Kit Fine. Mind 84 () - () Authors Kit Fine New York University Abstract This article has no associated abstract.
(fix it) Keywords No keywords specified (fix it) Categories Possible Author: Kit Fine. What are counterfactuals and what is their point? In many cases, none at all. It may be true that if kangaroos didn't have tails, they would fall over, but they do have tails and if they didn't they wouldn't be kangaroos (or would they?).
This is the sort of thing that can give counterfactuals a bad name, as inhabitants of a La La Land of the mind. On the other hand, counterfactuals do useful.3. Counterfactuals. David Lewis's second book was Counterfactuals (a). Counterfactual conditionals were important to Lewis for several reasons.
Most obviously, they are a distinctive part of natural language and it is philosophically interesting to figure out how they work. But counterfactuals would play a large role in Lewis's metaphysics.ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages 23 cm: Series Title: Library of philosophy and logic.