Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

Conditionals and Probability


The problem of the nature of conditional statements has nagged away at philosophers since ancient times. It is central not only to the philosophy of language but also to the philosophy of science, psychology, logic and AI. The relationship between probabilities and conditionals is of particular interest. This special issue is devoted to this theme. It aims at dissecting the relationships between conditionals and probability according to the different points of view.

Studies in the field of logic and formal epistemology (algebraic, proof-theoretic, semantical and purely probabilistic), philosophical discussions as well as empirical studies, will all be appreciated. However, the submitted contribution should have clear philosophical implications.

Papers can focus on every aspect that concerns the relationships between conditionals and probability. Of particular interest, although not exclusively, will be discussions that revolve around the Ramsey test and the so-called Lewis’s Triviality Results, especially about compounds of conditionals. Attempts to encompass various kind of conditionals (indicative, counterfactuals, and so on) in a single framework are encouraged.

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Articles must be written in English and should not exceed 8000 words.  For the presentation of their articles, authors are requested to take into account the instructions available under Information for Authors. Submissions must be suitable for blind review. Each submission should also include a brief abstract of no more than 250 words and four keywords for indexing purposes. To submit a paper, please visit this page.


Invited Contributors:

Jean Baratgin (Université de Vincennes Paris 8) 

Richard Bradley (London School of Economics, London)

Kai von Fintel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.)

Giuseppe Sanfilippo (University of Palermo)

Moritz Schulz (Universität Hamburg)

Jan Sprenger (University of Torino)

Deadline for submission: July 31th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: August 31st, 2020