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An examination of certain counterpart accounts

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This work is closely tied to the metaphysical and formal work of David Lewis on modality. First, to Lewis’ reduction of modality in terms of his modal realism and mature counterpart machinery. Second, to Lewis’ 1968 formal account (and its subsequent developments) employing a notion of counterparthood, an account that is detachable from Lewis’ full-blooded metaphysics. This work is primarily an examination of both of these accounts, as well as five other formal accounts that, inspired by L...

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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Christ Church
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-4659-8672
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Examiner
Institution:
University of Southern California
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Examiner
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Clarendon Fund
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100014748
Funding agency for:
Milford, J
Programme:
Clarendon Fund Scholarship
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Name:
Christ Church, University of Oxford
Funding agency for:
Milford, J
Programme:
Holford Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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Deposit date:
2023-02-26

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