The Evidential Conditional

Erkenntnis 87 (6):2897-2921 (2022)
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Abstract

This paper outlines an account of conditionals, the evidential account, which rests on the idea that a conditional is true just in case its antecedent supports its consequent. As we will show, the evidential account exhibits some distinctive logical features that deserve careful consideration. On the one hand, it departs from the material reading of ‘if then’ exactly in the way we would like it to depart from that reading. On the other, it significantly differs from the non-material accounts which hinge on the Ramsey Test, advocated by Adams, Stalnaker, Lewis, and others.

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Vincenzo Crupi
Università degli Studi di Torino
Andrea Iacona
Università di Torino

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