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Metacognition and indicative conditionals: a précis

Hannes Leitgeb

in Foundations of Metacognition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646739
eISBN:
9780191745867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter defends the thesis that accepting an indicative conditional is a metacognitive process that is not metarepresentational. The argument that we give in favour of this thesis is based on ... More


Conditional Reasoning Part II: Indicatives, Subjunctives, and the Ramsey Test

Peter Langland-Hassan

in Explaining Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198815068
eISBN:
9780191852886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815068.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The influential idea that the Ramsey test provides a proper analysis of the psychological means by which we evaluate indicative and subjunctive conditionals is explained. Several recent views have ... More


The Equation

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258871
eISBN:
9780191597046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258872.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The Ramsey test for indicative conditionals suggests that they are to be understood in terms of subjective probability. This concept is explained, and elements of probability logic expounded. ... More


Conditional Commitment and the Ramsey Test

Scott Sturgeon

in The Rational Mind

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198845799
eISBN:
9780191880988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845799.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 is a critical discussion of conditional commitment in both the Bayesian and the Belief model. Both use their treatment of conditional commitment as something to connect their theory of ... More


Two Interpretations of the Ramsey Test

R.A. Briggs

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

According to Adams’ thesis the probability of a conditional is the conditional probability of the consequent given the antecedent. According to Stalnaker semantics, a conditional is true at a world ... More


The Suppositional Rule

Timothy Williamson

in Suppose and Tell: The Semantics and Heuristics of Conditionals

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198860662
eISBN:
9780191893391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860662.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter describes the role of suppositions in conditional thinking, from everyday decision-making to mathematical proof, and the cognitive role of imagination in developing the consequences of ... More


Indicative conditionals

Sarah Moss

in Probabilistic Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198792154
eISBN:
9780191861260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792154.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter defends a probabilistic semantics for indicative conditionals and other logical operators. This semantics is motivated in part by the observation that indicative conditionals are context ... More


A Theory of Conditionals

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198810346
eISBN:
9780191847332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810346.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter was the first exposition and defense of an axiom system and model theory for a conditional logic in the possible worlds framework, a theory designed to model counterfactual propositions. ... More


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