She’s really good at what she does. She covers interesting topics too. I’ve been a fan of David Kellog Lewis as “most flexible view” for a long time — and can cover human, animal and alien alike in a broad sense if I wanted to. But a page into a paper she wrote in 1978 she did what nobody else could: Convinced me that David Lewis has a fundamental flaw and that is not properly addressing principals and real world contingencies. I’d still use Lewis as a great scratchboard that is big enough for any and every philosophical view to fit in. But for “let’s get real here”, Professor Holly Smith is the winner. http://fas-philosophy.rutgers.edu/hsmith/Research.html

She’s really good at what she does. She covers interesting topics too.

I’ve been a fan of David Kellog Lewis as “most flexible view” for a long time — and can cover human, animal and alien alike in a broad sense if I wanted to.

But a page into a paper she wrote in 1978 she did what nobody else could: Convinced me that David Lewis has a fundamental flaw and that is not properly addressing principals and real world contingencies.

I’d still use Lewis as a great scratchboard that is big enough for any and every philosophical view to fit in.

But for “let’s get real here”, Professor Holly Smith is the winner.

http://fas-philosophy.rutgers.edu/hsmith/Research.html

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