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Title Epistemic modality / edited by Andy Egan and Brian Weatherson.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Subject Epistemics.
Modality (Linguistics)
Alt Name Egan, Andy.
Weatherson, Brian.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 335 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary There's a lot we don't know, which means that there are a lot of possibilities that are, epistemically speaking, open. What these epistemic possibilities are, and how we understand the semantics of epistemic modals, are explored here through a variety of philosophical approaches.
Contents Introduction: Epistemic modals and epistemic modality / Brian Weatherspoon and Andy Egan -- Perspectives on possibilities: contextualism, relativism, or what? / Kent Bach -- The nature of epsitemic space / David J. Chalmers -- "Might" made right / Kai von Fintel and Anthony S. Gillies -- Possibilities for representation and credence: two space-ism versus one space-ism / Frank Jackson -- Epistemic modals are assessment-sensitive / John MacFarlane -- Perspective in taste predicates and epistemic modals / Johnathan Schaffer -- Conditional propositions and conditional assertions / Robert Stalnaker -- How not to theorize about the language of subjective uncertainty / Eric Swanson -- A problem about permission and possibility / Stephen Yablo -- Nonfactualism about epistemic modality / Seth Yalcin.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0191729027 (ebook)
9780191729027 (ebook)
9780191618635 (electronic bk.)
0191618632 (electronic bk.)
9780199591596
9780199591589
019959158X
0199591598
OCLC # 757856722
Additional Format Print version: Epistemic modality. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199591589 (DLC) 2011500164 (OCoLC)687683175


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