Ramsey's Tests

Hartley Slater

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Abstract

This paper starts by criticising some olderaccounts of conditionals based on the so-called `Ramsey Test', and ends by proposing their replacement, in part with a material account, in part with a probabilistic account using epsilon terms. The combined replacement is in fact closer to Ramsey's ideas. But there is also a resemblance between the latter and a more recent account of conditionals, which relates some of them to causality. The comparison provides a basis for assessment of the proposed replacement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-444
JournalSynthese
Volume141
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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