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Author Fang, Wan-Chuan
Title A study of Davidsonian events / Wan-Chuan Fang
Imprint Nankang, Taipei, Republic of China : Institute of American Culture, Academia Sinica, c1985
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib  111 F214    AVAILABLE    30500100984643
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  B105.E7 F211 1985    AVAILABLE    HPW0054773
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 Introductionxi
 Events and the Principle of Individuation1
 1.Individuation:An Intuitive Characterization2
 2.The Principle of Individuation4
 3.Some Clarifications6
 4.Definition of Identity and the Principle of Individuation8
 5.Dummett on the Relation between Quantification and Individuation13
 6.Quine on the elation between Quantification and Individuation16
 7.(IS)Revisited17
 8.Acceptable and Unacceptable Principles of Individuation21
 9.Davidson's Principle:Its Critics and Supporters26
 Davidsonian Events and Their Principle of Individuation32
 1.Davidsonian Events: Some Imtuitive Remarks33
 2.Kim and Rosenberg's Equivalence Claim 35
 3.Kimian Events,Davidsonisn Events,and the Acceptability of Their Criteria of Udentity41
 4.Davidson on Whole Causes45
 Events and Definite Descriptions53
 1.Definite Descriptions and the Time of a Killing54
  1.1The Strong and Weak Senses of'The'55
  1.2The Tense Problem60
  1.3The Data Problem66
  1.4The Temporal Problem69
 2.An Alleged Puzzle70
 3.Thalberg's Component Analysis of Actions72
 4.Some General Remarks on the Description of Events77
 Events and Causally Necessary Conditions80
 1.A Review of the Notion of Necessary Condition81
 2.Necessary in the Circumstance:First Refinement92
  2.1The Principle of the Plurality of Causes95
 3.As it Came About:Second Refinement101
 4.Is As it Came About dispensable?106
 5.Some Remarks on the Essentiality of Causal Ancestry of an Effect118
 Bibliography121
 Index125
 Acknowledgmentsix
Descript xiv, 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Monographs on American thought ; 1
Note Series statement from book jacket
Rev. version of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Irvine
Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-127) and index
Subject Events (Philosophy)
Act (Philosophy)
Individuation
Causation
Alt Author Academia Sinica. Institute of American Culture
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