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Single Idea 13766

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / d. Non-truthfunction conditionals]

Full Idea

Ramsey suggested that 'if', 'given that' and 'on the supposition that' come to the same thing, and that the degrees of belief in the antecedent should then conform to probability theory.

Gist of Idea

'If' is the same as 'given that', so the degrees of belief should conform to probability theory


Frank P. Ramsey (Truth and Probability [1926]), quoted by Frank P. Ramsey - Law and Causality B

Book Reference

'Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Goble,Lou [Blackwell 2001], p.396

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