Review of Symbolic Logic:1-44 (forthcoming)

John Cantwell
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
A globally expressivist analysis of the indicative conditional based on the Ramsey Test is presented. The analysis is a form of ‘global’ expressivism in that it supplies acceptance and rejection conditions for all the sentence forming connectives of propositional logic and so allows the conditional to embed in arbitrarily complex sentences. The expressivist framework is semantically characterized in a restrictor semantics due to Vann McGee, and is completely axiomatized in a logic dubbed ICL. The expressivist framework extends the AGM framework for belief revision and so provides a categorical epistemology for conditionals that complements McGee’s probabilistic framework while drawing on the same semantics. The result is an account of the semantics and acceptability conditions of the indicative conditional that fits well with the linguistic data while integrating both expressivist and semanticist perspectives.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s1755020319000662
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,811
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Making It Explicit.Isaac Levi & Robert B. Brandom - 1996 - Journal of Philosophy 93 (3):145.
Epistemic Modals.Seth Yalcin - 2007 - Mind 116 (464):983-1026.
On Conditionals.Dorothy Edgington - 1995 - Mind 104 (414):235-329.
Ifs and Oughts.Niko Kolodny & John MacFarlane - 2010 - Journal of Philosophy 107 (3):115-143.

View all 56 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

If P, Then P!Matthew Mandelkern - 2021 - Journal of Philosophy 118 (12):645-679.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Conditional Preferences and Practical Conditionals.Nate Charlow - 2013 - Linguistics and Philosophy 36 (6):463-511.
The Semantics of Conditionals.Jonathan Mark Strand - 1991 - Dissertation, University of Notre Dame
The Logic of Conditional Belief.Benjamin Eva - 2020 - Philosophical Quarterly 70 (281):759-779.
Betting on Conditionals.Guy Politzer, David P. Over & Jean Baratgin - 2010 - Thinking and Reasoning 16 (3):172-197.
Betting on Conditionals.Jean Baratgin, David E. Over & Guy Politzer - 2010 - Thinking and Reasoning 16 (3):172-197.
Association by Movement: Evidence From NPI-Licensing. [REVIEW]Michael Wagner - 2006 - Natural Language Semantics 14 (4):297-324.
Conditionals and Actuality.Timothy Williamson - 2009 - Erkenntnis 70 (2):135 - 150.


Added to PP index

Total views
24 ( #461,674 of 2,463,173 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #88,600 of 2,463,173 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes