A Puzzle about Knowing Conditionals

Noûs 52 (2):473-478 (2018)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
We present a puzzle about knowledge, probability and conditionals. We show that in certain cases some basic and plausible principles governing our reasoning come into conflict. In particular, we show that there is a simple argument that a person may be in a position to know a conditional the consequent of which has a low probability conditional on its antecedent, contra Adams’ Thesis. We suggest that the puzzle motivates a very strong restriction on the inference of a conditional from a disjunction.
Reprint years
2016, 2017, 2018
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
First archival date: 2016-08-15
Latest version: 2 (2016-08-16)
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
373 ( #15,170 of 58,434 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
34 ( #23,171 of 58,434 )

How can I increase my downloads?

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