MT 2016

We will begin term by reading four papers in the philosophy of language, beginning with Brett Sherman’s Open Questions and Epistemic Necessity. The second four weeks of term will be devoted to the metaphysics of essence. The papers under consideration include:

  1. Open Questions and Epistemic Necessity (Sherman)
  2. Necessary Connections in Context (Kaiserman)
  3. Relative-Sameness and Counterpart Theory (Graff Fara)
  4. On The Dynamics of Conversation (Rothschild & Yalcin)
  5. Generic Essence, Objectual Essence, and Modality (Correia)
  6. Unified Foundations for Essence and Ground  (Fine)
  7. To Be F Is To Be G (Dorr)
  8. To Be F Is To Be G (Dorr)
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