Dorothy Edgington Birkbeck College
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  1. Dorothy Edgington (2014). Estimating Conditional Chances and Evaluating Counterfactuals. Studia Logica 102 (4):691-707.
    The paper addresses a puzzle about the probabilistic evaluation of counterfactuals, raised by Ernest Adams as a problem for his own theory. I discuss Brian Skyrms’s response to the puzzle. I compare this puzzle with other puzzles about counterfactuals that have arisen more recently. And I attempt to solve the puzzle in a way that is consistent with Adams’s proposal about counterfactuals.
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  2. Dorothy Edgington (2011). Conditionals, Causation, and Decision. Analytic Philosophy 52 (2):75-87.
  3. Dorothy Edgington (2011). Is Prior to Counterfactuals. In Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack & Sarah R. Beck (eds.), Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation. Oxford University Press. 230.
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  4. Dorothy Edgington (2010). Possible Knowledge of Unknown Truth. Synthese 173 (1):41 - 52.
    Fitch’s argument purports to show that for any unknown truth, p , there is an unknowable truth, namely, that p is true and unknown; for a contradiction follows from the assumption that it is possible to know that p is true and unknown. In earlier work I argued that there is a sense in which it is possible to know that p is true and unknown, from a counterfactual perspective; that is, there can be possible, non-actual knowledge, of the actual (...)
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  5. Dorothy Edgington (2010). Sorensen on Vagueness and Contradiction. In Richard Dietz & Sebastiano Moruzzi (eds.), Cuts and Clouds: Vaguenesss, its Nature and its Logic. Oup Oxford.
     
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  6. Dorothy Edgington (2009). And Assertion. In Ian Ravenscroft (ed.), Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes From the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oxford University Press. 283.
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  7. Dorothy Edgington (2009). Conditionals, Truth and Assertion. In Ian Ravenscroft (ed.), Minds, Ethics, and Conditionals: Themes From the Philosophy of Frank Jackson. Oup Oxford.
     
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  8. Dorothy Edgington, Conditionals. Mind.
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  9. Dorothy Edgington (2008). Counterfactuals. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108 (1part1):1-21.
  10. Dorothy Edgington (2008). The Presidential Address: Counterfactuals. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 108:1 - 21.
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  11. Dorothy Edgington (2006). The Pragmatics of the Logical Constants. In Ernest Lepore & Barry Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. 768--793.
     
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  12. Dorothy Edgington (2006). The Pragmatics Ofthelogical. In Barry C. Smith (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Oxford University Press. 768.
     
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  13. Dorothy Edgington (2005). Ramsey's Legacies on Conditionals and Truth. In Hallvard Lillehammer & D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey's Legacy. Oup Oxford.
  14. Dorothy Edgington (2005). Review: The Mystery of the Missing Boundary. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):704 - 711.
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  15. Dorothy Edgington (2005). The Mystery of the Missing Boundary. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (3):704–711.
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  16. Dorothy Edgington (2004). Counterfactuals and the Benefit of Hindsight. In Phil Dowe & Paul Noordhof (eds.), Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World. Routledge.
  17. Dorothy Edgington (2004). Two Kinds of Possibility. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 78 (1):1–22.
    I defend a version of Kripke's claim that the metaphysically necessary and the knowable a priori are independent. On my version, there are two independent families of modal notions, metaphysical and epistemic, neither stronger than the other. Metaphysical possibility is constrained by the laws of nature. Logical validity, I suggest, is best understood in terms of epistemic necessity.
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  18. Dorothy Edgington (2003). What If ? Questions About Conditionals. Mind and Language 18 (4):380–401.
    Section 1 briefly examines three theories of indicative conditionals. The Suppositional Theory is defended, and shown to be incompatible with understanding conditionals in terms of truth conditions. Section 2 discusses the psychological evidence about conditionals reported by Over and Evans (this volume). Section 3 discusses the syntactic grounds offered by Haegeman (this volume) for distinguishing two sorts of conditional.
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  19. Dorothy Edgington (2002). Analysis 52.4 October 1992. In Delia Graff & Timothy Williamson (eds.), Vagueness. Ashgate. 27--207.
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  20. Dorothy Edgington (2001). The Philosophical Problem of Vagueness. Legal Theory 7 (4):371-378.
    Think of the color spectrum, spread out before you. You can identify the different colors with ease. But if you are asked to indicate the point at which one color ends and the next begins, you are at a loss. "There is no such point", is a natural thought: one color just shades gradually into the next.
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  21. Dorothy Edgington (2000). General Conditional Statements: A Response to Kölbel. Mind 109 (433):109-116.
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  22. Dorothy Edgington (2000). Indeterminacy de Re. Philosophical Topics 28 (1):27--44.
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  23. D. Edgington, Samuel D. Guttenplan & Moshé Machover (1998). Symbolic Logic.
     
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  24. Timothy Williamson & D. Edgington (1998). Iterated Attitudes. Commentary. Proceedings of the British Academy 95:85-158.
     
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  25. Dorothy Edgington (1997). Mellor on Chance and Causation. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 48 (3):411-433.
    Mellor's subject is singular causation between facts, expressed ‘E because C’. His central requirement for causation is that the chance that E if C be greater than the chance that E if C: chc(E)>chc(E). The book is as much about chance as it is about causation. I show that his way of distinguishing chc (E) from the traditional notion of conditional chance leaves than him with a problem about the existence of chQ(P) when Q is false (Section 3); and also (...)
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  26. Dorothy Edgington (1997). Truth, Objectivity, Counterfactuals and Gibbard. Mind 106 (421):107-116.
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  27. Dorothy Edgington (1997). Vagueness by Degrees. In Rosanna Keefe & Peter Smith (eds.), Vagueness: A Reader. MIT Press.
     
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  28. Dorothy Edgington (1996). Lowe on Conditional Probability. Mind 105 (420):617-630.
  29. Dorothy Edgington (1995). On Conditionals. Mind 104 (414):235-329.
  30. Dorothy Edgington (1995). The Logic of Uncertainty. Critica 27 (81):27 - 54.
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  31. Stephen Read & Dorothy Edgington (1995). Conditionals and the Ramsey Test. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 69:47 - 86.
  32. Dorothy Edgington (1993). Wright and Sainsbury on Higher-Order Vagueness. Analysis 53 (4):193-200.
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  33. Dorothy Edgington (1992). Changing Beliefs Rationally: Some Puzzles. In Jes Ezquerro (ed.), Cognition, Semantics and Philosophy. Kluwer. 47--73.
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  34. Dorothy Edgington (1992). Validity, Uncertainty and Vagueness. Analysis 52 (4):193 - 204.
  35. Richard Jeffrey & Dorothy Edgington (1991). Matter-of-Fact Conditionals. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 65:161 - 209.
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  36. Dorothy Edgington (1990). Explanation, Causation and Laws. Critica 22 (66):55 - 73.
  37. Dorothy Edgington (1988). Graeme Forbes, "The Metaphysics of Modality". [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 38 (52):365.
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  38. Dorothy Edgington (1987). Un argumento de Orayen en favor del condicional material. Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia 13 (1):54.
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  39. Dorothy Edgington (1986). Do Conditionals Have Truth-Conditions. Cr'itica 18 (52):3-30.
  40. Anthony Appiah & Dorothy Edgington (1985). Verificationism and the Manifestations of Meaning. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 59:17 - 52.
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  41. Dorothy Edgington (1985). The Paradox of Knowability. Mind 94 (376):557-568.
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  42. Dorothy Edgington (1985). ``The Paradox of Knowability&Quot. Mind 94:557-568.
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  43. Dorothy Edgington (1980). Meaning, Bivalence and Realism. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 81:153 - 173.
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  44. D. Edgington (1978). ADAMS, E. W. "The Logic of Conditionals: An Application of Probability to Deductive Logic". [REVIEW] Mind 87:619.
     
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  45. D. Edgington (1978). SOBER, E. "Simplicity". [REVIEW] Mind 87:623.
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  46. Jon Dorling & Dorothy Edgington (1976). The Applicability of Bayesian Convergence-of-Opinion Theorems to the Case of Actual Scientific Inference. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 27 (2):160-161.
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  47. D. Edgington (1976). MACKIE, J. L. "Truth, Probability and Paradox: Studies in Philosophical Logic". [REVIEW] Mind 85:303.
     
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  48. D. Edgington (1974). HUNTER, G. "Metalogic: An Introduction to the Metatheory of Standard First Order Logic". [REVIEW] Mind 83:461.
  49. Dorothy Edgington (1972). The Concept of Probability by J. R. Lucas. (Oxford University Press, 1970. Pp. Viii + 220. £2.10.). Philosophy 47 (182):375-.
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  50. Dorothy Edgington (1972). LUCAS, J. R.-"The Concept of Probability". [REVIEW] Philosophy 47:375.
     
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  51. Dorothy Edgington (1972). No Title Available: PHILOSOPHY. Philosophy 47 (182):375-377.
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  52. Dorothy Edgington & Howard Kahane (1970). Logic and Philosophy: A Modern Introduction. Philosophical Quarterly 20 (81):406.
  53. Dorothy Edgington, Causation First: Why Causation is Prior to Counterfactuals.
    We provide an introduction to some of the key issues raised in this volume by considering how individual chapters bear on the prospects of what may be called a ‘counterfactual process view’ of causal reasoning. According to such a view, counterfactual thought is an essential part of the processing involved in making causal judgements, at least in a central range of cases that are critical to a subject’s understanding of what it is for one thing to cause another. We argue (...)
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  54. Brian A. Ball, Dorothy Edgington & John Hawthorne, Semantics, Meta-Semantics, and Ontology: A Critique of the Method of Truth in Metaphysics.
    In this thesis, Semantics, Meta-Semantics, and Ontology, I provide a critique of the method of truth in metaphysics. Davidson has suggested that we can determine the metaphysical nature and structure of reality through semantic investigations. By contrast, I argue that it is not semantics, but meta-semantics, which reveals the metaphysically necessary and sufficient truth conditions of our claims. As a consequence I reject the Quinean criterion of ontological commitment. In Part I, chapter 1, I argue that the metaphysically primary truth (...)
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