Conditionals by Michael Woods

Conditionals

byMichael Woods, Dorothy EdgingtonEditorDavid Wiggins

Paperback | June 9, 2003

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Conditionals has at its centre an extended essay on this problematic and much-debated subject in the philosophy of language and logic, which the widely respected Oxford philosopher Michael Woods had been preparing for publication at the time of his death in 1993. Woods discusses thedistinctions between different kinds of conditionals, and then goes on to cover a range of topics, including assertibility, conditional probability, possible-worlds theories, and conditional demands and questions. He ends by sketching a new theory of counterfactual conditionals.This essay is edited for publication by Woods's friend and colleague David Wiggins, and accompanied by a commentary specially written by a leading expert on the topic, Dorothy Edgington. The masterful and original treatment of conditionals presented in this book will demand the attention of allphilosophers working in the area.

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The late Michael Woods was at Brasenose College, Oxford. David Wiggins was formerly Wykeham Professor of Logic, University of Oxford. Dorothy Edgington is at the School of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, London.

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Title:ConditionalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.4 inPublished:June 9, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198751273

ISBN - 13:9780198751274

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Table of Contents

ForewordDavid Wiggins: CONDITIONALSMichael Woods: The Varieties of ConditionalTheories of Simple ConditionalsRamsey's Test and Adam's HypothesisSimple Conditionals and Truth-Values: Some ProposalsConditionals and Possible WorldsCompound Conditionals and Truth-ValuesA Theory of Simple ConditionalsSketch of a Theory of Counterfactual ConditionalsCOMMENTARYDorothy Edgington: TaxonomyAssertibilityRamsey and AdamsTruth ValuesPossible WorldsCompoundsOther Conditional Speech ActsNon-Simple ConditionalsList of Works CitedMichael Woods 1934-1993: Obituary and Curriculum VitaeIndex

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`All in all a first-rate volume. Highly commended.'Scott Sturgeon, MIND