Return to home page
Searching: Muskingum library catalog
Some OPAL libraries remain closed or are operating at reduced service levels. Materials from those libraries may not be requestable; requested items may take longer to arrive. Note that pickup procedures may differ between libraries. Please contact your library for new procedures, specific requests, or other assistance.
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
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.

Author Unterhuber, Matthias.
Series Logos ; Bd. 21
Logos (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) ; Bd. 21.
Subject Semantics (Philosophy)
Description 1 online resource (348 pages :) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
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

If you experience difficulty accessing or navigating this content, please contact the OPAL Support Team