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Topics in Conditional Logic

Author: Donald Nute
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1980.
Series: Philosophical studies series in philosophy, 20.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Nute
ISBN: 9789400989665 9400989660
OCLC Number: 851389381
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages).
Contents: 1. The Basic Analysis of Conditionals --
1.1. Conditionals and Formalization --
1.2. Hypothetical Deliberation --
1.3. Some Intuitively Valid Inference Patterns --
1.4. Formal Semantics for Hypothetical Deliberation --
1.5. The Weak Conditional Logic W --
2. Classical vs Non-Classical Logics --
2.1. Defining the Issues --
2.2. The Case for Non-Classical Logic --
2.3. The Non-Classical Logic H --
2.4. An Evaluation of H --
3. Alternative Model Theories --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. World-Selection-Function Models --
3.3. System-of-Spheres Models --
3.4. Relational Models --
3.5. Class-Selection-Function Models --
3.6. Neighborhood Models --
3.7. Extensional Models --
3.8. Summary of Equivalence Results --
3.9. Depth --
4. Classical Analyses of Conditionals --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Stalnaker and the Uniqueness Assumption --
4.3. Lewis and Systems of Spheres --
4.4. Gabbay and the Role of Consequents --
4.5. Pollock and Justification Conditions --
4.6. Adams and Probabilistic Entailment --
5. Causation and the Temporal Regularity of Subjunctive Conditionals --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. The Counterfactual Analysis of Event Causation --
5.3. A Miraculous Analysis and a Non-Miraculous Analysis --
5.4. Lewis's Miraculous Analysis --
6. Subjunctive Probabilities --
6.1. A New Species of Conditional Probability --
6.2. Relative Reasonableness --
6.3. General Semantics for Subjunctive Probabilities --
6.4. Subjunctive Probabilities and Probabilistic Entailment --
6.5. Conditionals, Probability, and Decision Theory --
7. Algebraic Semantics --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Algebras --
7.3. Algebras and Models --
7.4. Some Independence Results --
7.5. Non-Classical Logics --
List of Rules and Theses --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Philosophical studies series in philosophy, 20.
Responsibility: by Donald Nute.

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