Graduate studies at Western
The Review of Metaphysics 64 (3):581-602 (2011)
|Abstract||Using Aristotle's well-known sea battle as our example, we offer a precise, intelligible analysis of future contingent assertions in the presence of indeterminism. After explaining our view of the problem, we present a picture of indeterminism in the context of a tree ofbranching histories. There follows a brief description ofthe semantic bases for our double-time-reference theory of future contingents. We then set out our account. Before concluding, we discuss some ramifications of, and alternatives to, a double-time-reference approach to the problem of future contingents. There are some technical ideas at the foundation of our analysis, ideas of which most philosophers are largely ignorant; on our view, in the absence of mastery ofthese ideas it is quite impossible to speak responsibly about either indeterminism or free will|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Ezio Di Nucci (2012). Knowing Future Contingents. Logos and Episteme 3 (1):43-50.
Berit Brogaard (2008). Sea Battle Semantics. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):326–335.
Alex Malpass & Jacek Wawer (2012). A Future for the Thin Red Line. Synthese 188 (1):117-142.
Sven Rosenkranz (2012). In Defence of Ockhamism. Philosophia 40 (3):617-631.
Peter Adamson (2006). The Arabic Sea Battle: Al-Fārābī on the Problem of Future Contingents. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 88 (2).
John MacFarlane (2003). Future Contingents and Relative Truth. Philosophical Quarterly 53 (212):321–336.
Jaakko Hintikka (1964). The Once and Future Sea Fight: Aristotle's Discussion of Future Contingents in de Interpretatione IX. Philosophical Review 73 (4):461-492.
Paul Fitzgerald (1969). The Truth About Tomorrow's Sea Fight. Journal of Philosophy 66 (11):307-329.
Simo Knuuttila (2010). Medieval Commentators on Future Contingents in De Interpretatione. Vivarium 48 (1-2):75-95.
Michael R. Baumer (1979). The Role of “Inevitability at Time T” in Aquinas' Solution to the Problem of Future Contingents. The New Scholasticism 53 (2):147-167.
Jonathan Evans (2004). Boethius on Modality and Future Contingents. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):247-271.
Seiki Akama, Yasunori Nagata & Chikatoshi Yamada (2008). Three-Valued Temporal Logic Q T and Future Contingents. Studia Logica 88 (2):215 - 231.
Added to index2011-01-13
Total downloads85 ( #10,801 of 739,350 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #13,424 of 739,350 )
How can I increase my downloads?