Ramseys Legacy

Hardcover | July 28, 2005

EditorHallvard Lillehammer, D. H. Mellor

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The Cambridge philosopher Frank Ramsey (1903-1930) died tragically young, but had already established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Besides groundbreaking work in philosophy, particularly in logic, language, and metaphysics, he created modern decisiontheory and made substantial contributions to mathematics and economics. In these original essays, written to commemorate the centenary of Ramsey's birth, a distinguished international team of contributors offer fresh perspectives on his work and show how relevant it is to present-day concerns.Each of the ten essays addresses fundamental and contentious issues, including success semantics, propositions, infinity, conditionals, conceptual analysis, decision theory, and intergenerational justice. They also shed light on the intellectual context in which Ramsey developed his thought,including his relationship with such leading thinkers as John Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The volume will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the recent history of philosophy and economics, as well as for practitioners and students of logic, metaphysics,philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, decision theory, and welfare economics.

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The Cambridge philosopher Frank Ramsey (1903-1930) died tragically young, but had already established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Besides groundbreaking work in philosophy, particularly in logic, language, and metaphysics, he created modern decisiontheory and made substantial contributions to ma...

Hallvard Lillehammer is at University of Cambridge. D. H. Mellor is at University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.65 inPublished:July 28, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Hallvard Lillehammer: Introduction2. Jerome Dokic and Pascal Engel: Ramsey's Principle Re-situated3. Simon Blackburn: Success Semantics4. Peter M. Sullivan: What is Squiggle? Ramsey on Wittgenstein's Theory of Judgement5. Michael Potter: Ramsey's Transcendental Argument6. Dorothy Edgington: Ramsey's Legacies on Conditionals and Truth7. Fraser MacBride: Ramsey on Universals8. Pierre Cruse: Empiricism and Ramsey's Account of Theories9. Frank Jackson: Ramsey Sentences and Avoiding the Sui Generis10. D. H. Mellor: What does Subjective Decision Theory Tell Us?11. Partha Dasgupta: Three Conceptions of Intergenerational Justice