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Synthese

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 157–169 | Cite as

Undercutting and the Ramsey test for conditionals

  • André Fuhrmann
  • Isaac Levi
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Abstract

There is an important class of conditionals whose assertibility conditions are not given by the Ramsey test but by an inductive extension of that test. Such inductive Ramsey conditionals fail to satisfy some of the core properties of plain conditionals. Associated principles of nonmonotonic inference should not be assumed to hold generally if interpretations in terms of induction or appeals to total evidence are not to be ruled out.

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Important Class Core Property Total Evidence Assertibility Condition Ramsey Test 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Fuhrmann
    • 1
  • Isaac Levi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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