Chapter 19 Subjunctive Conditionals And Time's Arrow (Plus Antecedent Relativity) 114 Explaining the Arrow of Time Bennett's account of subjunctive conditionals is based on Lewis's. However, there ar
CONDITIONALS: WEEK 8, INTRO TO SUBJUNCTIVES
FABRIZIO CARIANI
1. Strict Conditionals and Variably Strict Conditionals Consider the following logical principles for an arbitrary conditional operator (A
Epistemic Modals Are Assessment-Sensitive
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By "epistemic modals," I mean epistemic uses of modal words: adverbs like "necessarily," "possibly,"
Aaron Leung Philosophy 290-6 Fall 2004 Week 9 Handout
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74. CLOSENESS AND SIMILARITY Consider this claim about the closeness of worlds, along with a corresponding
14. Reflections on Legality Michael Caie
85. The Primacy of Law -We have seen that, on Bennett's account, in analyzing a subjunctive conditional A > C the closest A-worlds must be causally legal from
Bennett's Ch. 17: `Even If.'
Maile Holck, 11/16/04 Bennett begins this chapter by dismissing theories that hold `even if' to be an idiom. He goes on to say that if he is right, and `even' modifies con
Eric Hiddleston [email protected] Dec. 2003 "A Causal Theory of Counterfactuals" (forthcoming in Nous) I develop an account of counterfactual conditionals using "causal models", and argue that this acc
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the probability for a randomly selected member of the human population at large. Moreover, it can plausibly be argued that the evolutionary biologist, in explaining occurrences i
qualitative (or projectable) predicates. On this issue dissensus reigns. It is obviously crucial to anyone who adopts any sort of covering law view, but it is equally crucial to those who reject that
well as other students of nature have long been concerned with ascertaining the effects produced by various systems and subsystems; and that a reasonably adequate account of the scientific enterprise
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I emphasize here that the difficulty is one of actual causal interaction and not one of deficient statistical methodology. The full formulation of abnormic la
Notes for Week 8 of Confirmation 10/24/07 Branden Fitelson
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Carnapian Explication: The Basics and a Canonical Example
In chapter 1 of Logical Foundations of Probability, Carnap describes the metho
Notes for Week 2 of Confirmation 09/05/07 Branden Fitelson
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Administrative Remarks
We have our roster set, and we should now be at a more manageable size. Also, I have changed the syllabus. Next w
Notes for Week 3 of Confirmation 09/12/07 Branden Fitelson
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Chapter 3 of Stroud's Hume: The Negative Phase
What kind of inductive skepticism are we talking about here?
I want to begin by disti
Notes for Week 4 of Confirmation 09/19/07 Branden Fitelson
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Some Background Issues in the Keynes Readings
Keynesian Conditional Probabilities
There is an ambiguity in Keynes's discussions invo
Probabilities-of-Conditionals-as-Conditional Probabilities and Desire-as-Belief Alan Hjek
"Stalnaker's Hypothesis", "the Equation" (bad names!) Some parallels to Desire-as-Belief (Lew
The simplest Lewis-style triviality proof yet?
PETER MILNE
In his celebrated `Probabilities of conditionals and conditional probabilities' David Lewis showed that the identification of the probability
Ellen Bales November 9, 2004
15. Truth at the Actual World
89. Similarity in Matters of Particular Fact On Bennett's account there are at least three things we know we must attend to in evaluating th
Bennett's Ch 7: Indicative Conditionals Lack Truth Values
Jennifer Zale, 10/12/04 38. No Truth Value (NTV) I. Main idea of NTV: Indicative conditionals have no truth conditions and no truth value. The
Epistemic Modals and Conditionals Outline
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Problems with Objective Probability for Conditionals
What Bennett Means by Objective Probability Objective probability is any sort of probability which demands intersubjective agreement. Bennett disti
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Administrative: I've added a link to H jek's SEP entry (good background on probability) a The lecture notes for my PHIL
Nicolas Gomes 11/23/04
Chapter 18: Backwards Subjunctive Conditionals
108. Banning Backward Conditionals
Downing Denied: P. B. Downing chose to ban backward conditionals in response to his scare sto
Stalnaker and Lance on Import-Export (If-And)
Branden Fitelson October 12, 2004 Stalnaker and Lance (S&L) give what they claim to be a counterexample to the probabilistic import-export law (what Benne