24.260 Topics in Philosophy: David Lewis

As taught in: Spring 2008

Black and white photograph of young children at desks.

David Lewis as a nine-year-old boy, giving a lecture to his sister Ellen and brother Donald. (Photograph by Ewart Lewis, used courtesy of the Lewis family.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Agustín Rayo

Course Description

The class will be devoted to the work of David Lewis, one of the most exciting and influential philosophers of the late twentieth century. We will have seminar-style discussions about his work on counterfactuals, time, causation, probability, and decision-theory.