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  1. Robert Stalnaker (1999). Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought. Oxford University Press.
    In Context and Content Robert Stalnaker develops a philosophical picture of the nature of speech and thought and the relations between them. These collected essays offer philosophers and cognitive scientists a summation of Stalnaker's important and influential work in this area. His new introduction to the volume gives an overview of this work and offers a convenient way in for those who are new to it.
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  2. Ned Block & Robert Stalnaker (1999). Conceptual Analysis, Dualism, and the Explanatory Gap. Philosophical Review 108 (1):1-46.
    The explanatory gap . Consciousness is a mystery. No one has ever given an account, even a highly speculative, hypothetical, and incomplete account of how a physical thing could have phenomenal states. Suppose that consciousness is identical to a property of the brain, say activity in the pyramidal cells of layer 5 of the cortex involving reverberatory circuits from cortical layer 6 to the thalamus and back to layers 4 and 6,as Crick and Koch have suggested for visual consciousness. .) (...)
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  3. Robert Stalnaker (2002). Common Ground. Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):701-721.
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    Robert Stalnaker (2008). Our Knowledge of the Internal World. Oxford University Press.
    Starting in the middle -- Epistemic possibilities and the knowledge argument -- Locating ourselves in the world -- Notes on models of self-locating belief -- Phenomenal and epistemic indistinguishability -- Acquaintance and essence -- Knowing what one is thinking -- After the fall.
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    Robert Stalnaker (2003). Ways a World Might Be: Metaphysical and Anti-Metaphysical Essays. Oxford University Press.
    Robert Stalnaker draws together in this volume his seminal work in metaphysics. The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about properties and individuals, reference, thought, and experience. The essays also reflect on the nature of metaphysics, and on the relation between questions about what there is (...)
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  6. Robert Stalnaker (1968). Studies in Logical Theory. Oxford: Blackwell.
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    Robert Stalnaker (1984). Inquiry. Cambridge University Press.
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    Robert Stalnaker (1998). On the Representation of Context. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 7 (1):3-19.
    This paper revisits some foundational questions concerning the abstract representation of a discourse context. The context of a conversation is represented by a body of information that is presumed to be shared by the participants in the conversation – the information that the speaker presupposes a point at which a speech act is interpreted. This notion is designed to represent both the information on which context-dependent speech acts depend, and the situation that speech acts are designed to affect, and so (...)
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  9. Robert Stalnaker (2006). On Logics of Knowledge and Belief. Philosophical Studies 128 (1):169 - 199.
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  10. Robert Stalnaker (1978). Assertion. Syntax and Semantics (New York Academic Press) 9:315-332.
     
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    Robert C. Stalnaker (1968). A Theory of Conditionals. Americal Philosophical Quarterly:98-112.
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  12. Robert C. Stalnaker (1976). Possible Worlds. Noûs 10 (1):65-75.
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  13. Robert Stalnaker (1973). Presuppositions. Journal of Philosophical Logic 2 (4):447 - 457.
  14. Robert Stalnaker (1975). Indicative Conditionals. Philosophia 5 (3):269-286.
  15. Robert Stalnaker (1996). Varieties of Supervenience. Philosophical Perspectives 10:221-42.
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  16. Robert C. Stalnaker (1970). Pragmatics. Synthese 22 (1-2):272--289.
  17. Robert Stalnaker (1996). Knowledge, Belief and Counterfactual Reasoning in Games. Economics and Philosophy 12 (2):133.
    Deliberation about what to do in any context requires reasoning about what will or would happen in various alternative situations, including situations that the agent knows will never in fact be realized. In contexts that involve two or more agents who have to take account of each others' deliberation, the counterfactual reasoning may become quite complex. When I deliberate, I have to consider not only what the causal effects would be of alternative choices that I might make, but also what (...)
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    Robert Stalnaker (2011). Mere Possibilities: Metaphysical Foundations of Modal Semantics. Princeton University Press.
    The book also sheds new light on the nature of metaphysical theorizing by exploring the interaction of semantic and metaphysical issues, the connections between different metaphysical issues, and the nature of ontological commitment.
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  19. Robert Stalnaker (2009). Iterated Belief Revision. Erkenntnis 70 (2):189 - 209.
    This is a discussion of the problem of extending the basic AGM belief revision theory to iterated belief revision: the problem of formulating rules, not only for revising a basic belief state in response to potential new information, but also for revising one’s revision rules in response to potential new information. The emphasis in the paper is on foundational questions about the nature of and motivation for various constraints, and about the methodology of the evaluation of putative counterexamples to proposed (...)
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    Robert Stalnaker (2014). Context. OUP Oxford.
    Robert Stalnaker explores the contexts in which speech takes place, the ways we represent them, and the roles they play in explaining the interpretation and dynamics of speech. His central thesis is the autonomy of pragmatics: the independence of theory about structure and function of discourse from theory about mechanisms serving those functions.
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  21. Robert Stalnaker (2001). On Considering a Possible World as Actual. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 75 (75):141-156.
    [Robert Stalnaker] Saul Kripke made a convincing case that there are necessary truths that are knowable only a posteriori as well as contingent truths that are knowable a priori. A number of philosophers have used a two-dimensional model semantic apparatus to represent and clarify the phenomena that Kripke pointed to. According to this analysis, statements have truth-conditions in two different ways depending on whether one considers a possible world 'as actual' or 'as counterfactual' in determining the truth-value of the statement (...)
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  22. Robert Stalnaker (2006). Assertion Revisited: On the Interpretation of Two-Dimensional Modal Semantics. In Garc (ed.), Philosophical Studies. Oxford: Clarendon Press 293-309.
    This paper concerns the applications of two-dimensional modal semantics to the explanation of the contents of speech and thought. Different interpretations and applications of the apparatus are contrasted. First, it is argued that David Kaplan's two-dimensional semantics for indexical expressions is different from the use that I made of a formally similar framework to represent the role of contingent information in the determination of what is said. But the two applications are complementary rather than conflicting. Second, my interpretation of the (...)
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  23. Robert C. Stalnaker (1970). Probability and Conditionals. Philosophy of Science 37 (1):64-80.
    The aim of the paper is to draw a connection between a semantical theory of conditional statements and the theory of conditional probability. First, the probability calculus is interpreted as a semantics for truth functional logic. Absolute probabilities are treated as degrees of rational belief. Conditional probabilities are explicitly defined in terms of absolute probabilities in the familiar way. Second, the probability calculus is extended in order to provide an interpretation for counterfactual probabilities--conditional probabilities where the condition has zero probability. (...)
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    Robert Stalnaker (2002). What is It Like. In John Hawthorne & Tamar Szabó Gendler (eds.), Conceivability and Possibility. Oxford University Press 385.
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  25. Robert Stalnaker (2004). Assertion Revisited: On the Interpretation of Two-Dimensional Modal Semantics. Philosophical Studies 118 (1-2):299-322.
    This paper concerns the applications of two-dimensional modal semantics to the explanation of the contents of speech and thought. Different interpretations and applications of the apparatus are contrasted. First, it is argued that David Kaplan's two-dimensional semantics for indexical expressions is different from the use that I made of a formally similar framework to represent the role of contingent information in the determination of what is said. But the two applications are complementary rather than conflicting. Second, my interpretation of the (...)
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  26. Robert C. Stalnaker (1981). Indexical Belief. Synthese 49 (1):129-151.
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    Robert C. Stalnaker & Richmond H. Thomason (1970). A Semantic Analysis of Conditional Logic. Theoria 36 (1):23-42.
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  28. Robert Stalnaker (1998). What Might Nonconceptual Content Be? Philosophical Issues 9:339-352.
  29. Robert Stalnaker (2002). What is It Like to Be a Zombie? In Tamar S. Gendler & John Hawthorne (eds.), Conceivability and Possibility. Oxford University Press 385--400.
     
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  30. Robert Stalnaker (2003). What Might Nonconceptual Content Be? In York H. Gunther (ed.), Philosophical Issues. MIT Press 339-352.
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    Robert Stalnaker (2012). Intellectualism and the Objects of Knowledge. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (3):754-761.
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  32. Robert C. Stalnaker (1997). Reference and Necessity. In Bob Hale & Crispin Wright (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Blackwell
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  33. Robert C. Stalnaker (1981). A Defense of Conditional Excluded Middle. In William Harper, Robert C. Stalnaker & Glenn Pearce (eds.), Ifs. Reidel 87-104.
  34. Robert C. Stalnaker (1999). Context and Content: Essays on Intentionality in Speech and Thought. Oxford University Press Uk.
    In Context and Content Robert Stalnaker develops a philosophical picture of the nature of speech and thought and the relations between them. Two themes in particular run through these collected essays: the role that the context in which speech takes place plays in accounting for the way language is used to express thought, and the role of the external environment in determining the contents of our thoughts. Stalnaker argues against the widespread assumption of the priority of linguistic over mental representation, (...)
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    Robert Stalnaker (1994). On the Evaluation of Solution Concepts. Theory and Decision 37 (1):49-73.
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    Robert Stalnaker (2002). Epistemic Consequentialism: Robert Stalnaker. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 76 (1):153–168.
    [Philip Percival] I aim to illuminate foundational epistemological issues by reflecting on 'epistemic consequentialism'-the epistemic analogue of ethical consequentialism. Epistemic consequentialism employs a concept of cognitive value playing a role in epistemic norms governing belief-like states that is analogous to the role goodness plays in act-governing moral norms. A distinction between 'direct' and 'indirect' versions of epistemic consequentialism is held to be as important as the familiar ethical distinction on which it is based. These versions are illustrated, respectively, by cognitive (...)
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    Robert Stalnaker (1991). The Problem of Logical Omniscience, I. Synthese 89 (3):425 - 440.
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  38. Robert Stalnaker (1974). Pragmatic Presuppositions. In Context and Content. Oxford University Press 47--62.
     
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  39. Robert Stalnaker (2007). Critical Notice of Scott Soames's Case Against Two-Dimensionalism. Philosophical Review 116 (2):251-266.
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    Robert Stalnaker (1986). Counterparts and Identity. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 11 (1):121--40.
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  41. Robert Stalnaker, Knowing Where We Are, and What It is Like.
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    Robert Stalnaker (1998). Belief Revision in Games: Forward and Backward Induction. Mathematical Social Sciences 36 (1):31 - 56.
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    Robert Stalnaker (1987). Semantics for Belief. Philosophical Topics 15 (1):177-190.
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  44. Robert Stalnaker (1989). On What's in the Head. Philosophical Perspectives 3:287-319.
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    Robert Stalnaker (2011). Précis. [REVIEW] Philosophical Studies 155 (3):433-435.
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  46. Robert Stalnaker (1988). Belief Attribution and Context. In Robert H. Grimm & D. D. Merrill (eds.), Contents of Thought. University of Arizona Press 140--156.
  47. Robert Stalnaker (1999). Comparing Qualia Across Persons. Philosophical Topics 26 (1/2):385-406.
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  48. Robert Stalnaker (2008). A Response to Abbott on Presupposition and Common Ground. Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (5):539-544.
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  49. Robert Stalnaker (2010). Responses to Stanley and Schlenker. Philosophical Studies 151 (1):143 - 157.
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  50. Robert Stalnaker (2011). The Metaphysical Conception of Analyticity. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 82 (2):507-514.
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