Part 2 Philosophical Logic: Conditionals


This will be the web page for the Philosophy Part 2 course Philosophical Logic: Conditionals given by Richard Holton at the University of Cambridge, Michaelmas term 2014. This page will provide links to papers and other texts that may be useful and to pdf versions of the handouts. If you have suggestions or comments, please let me know by emailing me at rjh221@cam.ac.uk

This course is an introductin to theories of conditionals as these have been proposed within philosophy, logic and linguistics. The literature on conditionals is now enormous, with connections to many other philosophical topics. The best intorduction (although a large one) is still Jonathan Bennett’s book:

Lectures


Lecture 1: Introduction, and Subjunctive Conditionals I

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Lecture 2: Subjunctive Conditionals II

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Lecture 3: Indicative Conditionals I

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Lecture 4: Indicative Conditionals II

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