Part 1A Meaning: Conditionals


This is the web page for the Philosophy Part 1A course ‘Meaning: Conditionals’ given by Richard Holton at the University of Cambridge, Michaelmas term 2019. 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

The main aim of this course is to provide an introductory discussion of the indicative conditional in English, and of whether its truth conditions are properly represented by the standard material conditional of the propositional calculus.


Lecture 1: Indicative Conditionals, Material Conditionals, & Conversational Implicature

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Lecture 2: Jackson, Robustness & Conventional Implicature

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