On the logic of nonmonotonic conditionals and conditional probabilities

Journal of Philosophical Logic 25 (2):185-218 (1996)

Authors
James Hawthorne
University of Oklahoma
Abstract
I will describe the logics of a range of conditionals that behave like conditional probabilities at various levels of probabilistic support. Families of these conditionals will be characterized in terms of the rules that their members obey. I will show that for each conditional, →, in a given family, there is a probabilistic support level r and a conditional probability function P such that, for all sentences C and B, 'C → B' holds just in case P[B | C] ≥ r. Thus, each conditional in a given family behaves like conditional probability above some specific support level
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00247003
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 39,626
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

What Else Justification Could Be.Martin Smith - 2010 - Noûs 44 (1):10 - 31.
Propositional Reasoning That Tracks Probabilistic Reasoning.Hanti Lin & Kevin Kelly - 2012 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 41 (6):957-981.
Ceteris Paribus Laws.Alexander Reutlinger, Gerhard Schurz & Andreas Hüttemann - 2015 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals. Part B.Hannes Leitgeb - 2012 - Review of Symbolic Logic 5 (1):85-121.

View all 21 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
102 ( #70,087 of 2,325,373 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #94,974 of 2,325,373 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature