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Epistemic Interpretation of Conditionals

  • Franz Von Kutschera
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 43)

Abstract

The presence of a connection between conditionals and conditional probabilities has been pointed out by several authors (the first, to my knowledge, was E. W. Adams in his (1965).) The epistemic interpretation of conditionals given here will not refer to conditional probability directly, but is based on the logic of conditional belief. Conditional beliefs, however, can be derived from conditional subjective probabilities.

Keywords

Truth Condition Subjective Probability Objective Probability Rational Concept Epistemic Logic 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht-Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Von Kutschera
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität RegensburgGermany

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