The Logic of Conditional Belief

Philosophical Quarterly 70 (281):759-779 (2020)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
The logic of indicative conditionals remains the topic of deep and intractable philosophical disagreement. I show that two influential epistemic norms—the Lockean theory of belief and the Ramsey test for conditional belief—are jointly sufficient to ground a powerful new argument for a particular conception of the logic of indicative conditionals. Specifically, the argument demonstrates, contrary to the received historical narrative, that there is a real sense in which Stalnaker’s semantics for the indicative did succeed in capturing the logic of the Ramseyan indicative conditional.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
EVATLO-6
Upload history
Archival date: 2019-10-10
View other versions
Added to PP index
2019-10-10

Total views
248 ( #26,498 of 64,256 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
61 ( #11,940 of 64,256 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.