Part 2 Philosophical Logic: Conditionals


This is the web page for the Philosophy Part 2 course Philosophical Logic: Conditionals given by Richard Holton at the University of Cambridge, Hilary term 2020. This page provides 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 introduction 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 introduction (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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