Synthese 1 (1-2) (2020)

Panu Raatikainen
Tampere University
A popular approach in philosophy, the so-called Canberra Plan, is critically scrutinized. Two aspects of this research program, the formal and the informal program, are distinguished. It is argued that the formal program runs up against certain serious technical problems. It is also argued that the informal program involves an unclear leap at its core. Consequently, it is argued that the whole program is much more problematic than its advocates recognize.
Keywords Canberra Plan, David Lewis, Conceptual analysis, Ramsey sentences
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-020-02968-7
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