Probability Operators

Philosophy Compass 5 (11):916-37 (2010)

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Seth Yalcin
University of California, Berkeley
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This is a study in the meaning of natural language probability operators, sentential operators such as probably and likely. We ask what sort of formal structure is required to model the logic and semantics of these operators. Along the way we investigate their deep connections to indicative conditionals and epistemic modals, probe their scalar structure, observe their sensitivity to contex- tually salient contrasts, and explore some of their scopal idiosyncrasies.
Keywords conditionals  modals  probability operators
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00360.x
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