Philosophy 290-1

Fall 2020

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-1 Graduate Seminar: Conditionals and Conditional Attitudes Yalcin M 12-2 Moses 234

A graduate seminar on the meaning of conditionals, with an emphasis on their interactions with attitude verbs. There are a number of puzzles about what it is think conditional thoughts, or have conditional knowledge; we’ll get into them by thinking about the corresponding language. We’ll spend relatively more time on indicative conditionals, though we’ll at least touch on counterfactuals. We will start out with some classic papers, but most of the seminar will engage work from the past decade or so in semantics, pragmatics, and formal epistemology.