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Author Unterhuber, Matthias.
Title Possible worlds semantics for indicative and counterfactual conditionals? : a formal philosophical inquiry into Chellas-Segerberg semantics / Matthias Unterhuber.
Imprint Frankfurt : Ontos Verlag, 2013.

Series Logos ; Bd. 21
Logos (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) ; Bd. 21.
Subject Semantics (Philosophy)
Description 1 online resource (348 pages :) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface; Arguments for Conditional Logics; The Framework of My Investigation; Indicative Conditionals; Counterfactual Conditionals; Normic Conditionals; The Generic Case; The Qualification Problem; The Propositional Case; The Role of Normic Conditionals; Conversational Implicatures; The Conditional Logic Project in an Interdisciplinary Context and Default Logics; The Conditional Logic Project in an Interdisciplinary Context; The Conditional Logic Project; The Linguistics of Conditionals Project; The Philosophy of Conditionals Project; The Psychology of Reasoning Project.
The Non-Monotonic Logic ProjectNon-Monotonic Logics, Defaults Logics, and Conditional Logics; A Motivation for the Study of Non-Monotonic Logics; Reiter Defaults; Default Logics, Non-Monotonic Rules, and Inductive Inferences; Types of Non-Derivability Conditions and the Rule of Substitution; Model Theory, Proof Theory, and Axiomatization of Default Logics; Conditional Logics and Default Logics; Possible Worlds Semantics and Probabilistic Semantics for Indicative Conditionals: a Survey and a Defense of Possible Worlds Semantics.
Outline of My Defense of Possible Worlds Semantics for Indicative Conditionals and the Core Idea of Chellas-Segerberg SemanticsPossible Worlds Ordering Semantics for Conditionals: D. Lewis' and Kraus et al.'s Semantics and Related Approaches; The Ramsey Test, Stalnaker Semantics, and a General Ramsey Test Requirement; Ramsey's Original Proposal; Stalnaker's Version of the Ramsey Test; Stalnaker Models; Stalnaker Semantics, Set Selection Semantics, and Chellas-Segerberg Semantics; Contrasting Ramsey Test Interpretations of Conditionals and Ordering Semantics.
Stalnaker Semantics, Conditional Consistency Criteria, and the Principle of Conditional Excluded MiddleBennett's Version of the Ramsey Test; A General Ramsey Test Requirement; Indicative and Counterfactual Conditionals and Conditional Logics; Criteria for Distinguishing Indicative and Counterfactual Conditionals; Bridge Principles and Logics for Indicative and Counterfactual Conditionals; Subjective and Objective Interpretations of Indicative and Counterfactual Conditionals and the Ramsey Test; Fundamental Issues of Probabilistic Approaches to Conditional Logic.
Subjective and Objective Probabilistic Semantics and the Principle of Total EvidenceThe Stalnaker Thesis, the Ramsey Test, and Conditional or Non-Conditional Probabilities as Primitive; Languages of a Probabilistic Conditional Logic; Further Reasons for the Restriction of Languages of Probabilistic Conditional Logics; Propositions, NTV (̀Ǹo Truth Value''), and Conditional Logic Languages; Adams' Probabilistic P Systems; The P Systems: Systems P, P*, and P+; Threshold Semantics; Adams' System P and Schurz's Modification.
Summary Conditional structures lie at the heart of the sciences, humanities, and everyday reasoning. It is hence not surprising that conditional logics - logics specifically designed to account for natural language conditionals - are an active and interdisciplinary area. The present book gives a formal and a philosophical account of indicative and counterfactual conditionals in terms of Chellas-Segerberg semantics. For that purpose a range of topics are discussed such as Bennett's arguments against truth value based semantics for indicative conditionals.
ISBN 9783110323665 (e-book)
3110323664 (e-book)
9781299731233 (electronic bk.)
1299731236 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 854569165
Additional Format Print version: Unterhuber, Matthias. Possible Worlds Semantics for Indicative and Counterfactual Conditionals? : A Formal Philosophical Inquiry into Chellas-Segerberg Semantics. Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2013 9783110323085