Contrastivism in Philosophy
Edited by Martijn Blaauw
Routledge – 2012 – 178 pages
Contrastivism can be applied to a variety of problems within philosophy, and as such, it can be coherently seen as a unified movement. This volume brings together state-of-the-art research on the contrastive treatment of philosophical concepts and questions, including knowledge, belief, free will, moral luck, Bayesian confirmation theory, causation, and explanation.
'Overall, the individual contributions to this anthology should be very interesting to those working on or with the relevant forms of contrastivism, to those who work on contrastivism about some G and wonder how contrastivism about some F might work, and finally to a more general readership who wants to find out what contrastivism is and what one can do with it. The general topic is certainly important and worth the attention. It will be interesting to see what further developments and applications (in aesthetics? Practical reasoning?) contrastivists will propose and to see more about how contrastivism compares with contrasting, alternative views.' – Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College, USA in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Introduction—Contrastivism in Philosophy Martijn Blaauw 1. Contrastive Explanation Christopher Hitchcock 2. Causal Contextualisms Jonathan Schaffer 3. Contrastive Bayesianism Branden Fitelson 4. Contrastive Belief Martijn Blaauw 5. Contrastive Knowledge Adam Morton 6. Contrastive Semantics for Deontic Modals Justin Snedegar 7. Free Contrastivism Walter Sinnott-Armstrong 8. Luck and Fortune in Moral Evaluation Julia Driver
Martijn Blaauw is Assistant Director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and a Senior Research Fellow at the Philosophy Section of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.