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Conditionals and supposition-based reasoning

Bradley, Richard (2011) Conditionals and supposition-based reasoning. Topoi, 30 (1). pp. 39-45. ISSN 0167-7411

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Abstract

Case-based reasoning is a familiar method of evaluating sentences. But when applied to conditionals, it seems to lead to implausible conclusions. In this paper I argue that the problem arises from equating the probability of a conditional sentence on the evidential supposition of some condition with the conditional probability of the former, given the latter.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245
Additional Information: © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:54
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31561/

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