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Conditionals, Truth, and Assertion

Dorothy Edgington

in Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes from the Philosophy of Frank Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199267989
eISBN:
9780191708268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267989.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the conditional probability of the consequent given the antecedent is crucial to understanding indicative conditionals. However, unlike Jackson, it denies that the truth ... More


How to Believe a Conditional

D. H. Mellor

in Mind, Meaning, and Reality: Essays in Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199645084
eISBN:
9780191743351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645084.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops the view that conditionals express inferential dispositions. It shows how the view reconciles David Lewis’s ‘triviality’ results with Ernest Adams’ use of conditional credences ... More


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