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On the Plurality of Lewis's Triviality Results

Hajek, Alan


David Lewis introduced a new kind of reductio ad absurdum style of argument: while the claims, suitably formalized, do not lead to outright contradiction, he showed they are tenable only in trivial ways. Lewis proved what are known as triviality results against the claims. The claims are "Probabilities of conditionals are conditional probabilities." "Desires are beliefs about what is good." The author argues that the tenuous connections between the claims go considerably further still: the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: A Companion to David Lewis
DOI: 10.1002/9781118398593.ch27


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