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Stalnaker, Robert

Works: 25 works in 155 publications in 5 languages and 6,577 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B831.5, 121
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Most widely held works by Robert Stalnaker
Context and content essays on intentionality in speech and thought by Robert Stalnaker( )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert C. Stalnaker develops a philosophical picture of the nature of speech and thought and the relations between them. He examines how the role that the context in which speech takes place accounts for the way language is used to express thought
Mere possibilities metaphysical foundations of modal semantics by Robert Stalnaker( )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It seems reasonable to believe that there might have existed things other than those that in fact exist, or have existed. But how should we understand such claims? Standard semantic theories exploit the Leibnizian metaphor of a set of all possible worlds: a proposition might or must be true if it is true in some or all possible worlds. The actualist, who believes that nothing exists except what actually exists, prefers to talk of possible states of the world, or of ways that a world might be. But even the actualist still faces the problem of explaining what we are talking about when we talk about the domains of other possible worlds. In Mere Possibilities, Robert Stalnaker develops a framework for clarifying this problem, and explores a number of actualist strategies for solving it. Some philosophers have hypothesized a realm of individual essences that stand as proxies for all merely possible beings. Others have argued that we are committed to the necessary existence of everything that does or might exist. In contrast, Mere Possibilities shows how we can make sense of ordinary beliefs about what might and must exist without making counterintuitive metaphysical commitments. The book also sheds new light on the nature of metaphysical theorizing by exploring the interaction of semantic and metaphysical issues, the connections between different metaphysical issues, and the nature of ontological commitment."--Jacket
Fact and value essays on ethics and metaphysics for Judith Jarvis Thomson ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our knowledge of the internal world by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
25 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is in the anti-Cartesian tradition that seeks to reverse the order of explanation. Robert Stalnaker argues that we can understand our knowledge of our thoughts and feelings only by viewing ourselves from the outside, and by seeing our inner lives as features of the world as it is in itself. He uses the framework of possible worlds both to articulate a conception of the world as it is in itself, and to represent the relation between our objective knowledge and our knowledge of our place in the world. He explores an analogy between knowledge of one's own phenomenal experience and self-locating knowledge - knowledge of who one is, and what time it is. He criticizes the philosopher's use of the notion of acquaintance to characterize our intimate epistemic relation to the phenomenal character of our experience, and explores the tension between an anti-individualist conception of the contents of thought and the thesis that we have introspective access to that content. The conception of knowledge that emerges is a contextualist and anti-foundationalist one but, it is argued, a conception that is compatible with realism about both the external and internal worlds."--BOOK JACKET
Inquiry by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ways a world might be : metaphysical and anti-metaphysical essays by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central theme is the role of possible worlds in articulating our various metaphysical commitments. The book begins with reflections on the general idea of a possible world, and then uses the framework of possible worlds to formulate and clarify some questions about properties and individuals, reference, thought, and experience. The essays also reflect on the nature of metaphysics, and on the relation between questions about what there is and questions about how we talk and think about what there is. Two of the fourteen essays, plus an extensive introduction that sets the papers in context and draws out the essays' common threads, are published here for the first time
IFs : conditionals, belief, decision, chance, and time by William L Harper( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Context by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Stalnaker explores the contexts in which speech takes place, the ways we represent them, and the roles they play in explaining the interpretation and dynamics of speech
Bush pilot's log #2 by Lloyd Jarman( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical interpretation by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reference and necessity by Robert Stalnaker( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Možni svetovi by Robert Stalnaker( )
1 edition published in 2000 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rationality by Robert Stalnaker( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pragmatica by Robert Stalnaker( )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lumile posibile by Robert Stalnaker( )
in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What is rationality? by Robert Stalnaker( Recording )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Note: Only the final discussion was recorded
La semiotica logica by Robert Stalnaker( )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The problem of intentionality by Robert Stalnaker( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Stalnaker, Robert C.
Stalnaker, Robert C. 1940-
Stalnaker, Robert Culp
Stalnaker, Robert Culp 1940-
English (148)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Romanian (1)
Slovenian (1)