Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy


Is the de Finetti Conditional a Conditional?

Issue: • Author/s: Hitoshi Omori, Jonas R. Becker Arenhart
Topics: Logic, Philosophical logic, Philosophy of mathematics, Theoretical philosophy

In this paper, we apply a Herzberger-style semantics to deal with the question: is the de Finetti conditional a conditional? The question is pressing, in view of the inferential behavior of the de Finetti conditional: it allows for inferences that seem quite unexpected for a conditional. The semantics we advance here for the de Finetti conditional is simply the classical semantics for material conditional, with a further dimension whose understanding depends on the kind of application one has in mind. We discuss such possible applications and how they cover ground…