The logic of partial supposition

Journal Article

Abstract According to orthodoxy, there are two basic moods of supposition: indicative and subjunctive. The most popular formalizations of the corresponding norms of suppositional judgement are given by Bayesian conditionalization and Lewisian imaging, respectively. It is well known that Bayesian conditionalization can be generalized (via Jeffrey conditionalization) to provide a model for the norms of partial indicative supposition. This raises the question of whether imaging can likewise be generalized to model the norms of ‘partial subjunctive supposition’. The present article casts doubt on whether the most natural generalizations of imaging are able to provide a plausible account of the norms of partial subjunctive supposition .

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eva, B; Hartmann, S

Published Date

  • October 4, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 224

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8284

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2638

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/analys/anaa060


  • en