Topoi

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 39–45

Conditionals and Supposition-Based Reasoning

Authors

    • Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific MethodLondon School of Economics
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11245-010-9081-4

Cite this article as:
Bradley, R. Topoi (2011) 30: 39. doi:10.1007/s11245-010-9081-4

Abstract

Case-based reasoning is a familiar method of evaluating sentences. But when applied to conditionals, it seems to lead to implausible conclusions. In this paper I argue that the problem arises from equating the probability of a conditional sentence on the evidential supposition of some condition with the conditional probability of the former, given the latter.

Keywords

ConditionalsSuppositionCase-based reasoningProbability

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