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Mon Jun 23 2003

Books: Philosophy of Lang: Wiggins, Edgington (eds)

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  1. tom.perridge, Conditionals: Woods (auth), Wiggins, Edgington (eds)

Message 1: Conditionals: Woods (auth), Wiggins, Edgington (eds)

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 05:34:40 +0000
From: tom.perridge <>
Subject: Conditionals: Woods (auth), Wiggins, Edgington (eds)

Title: Conditionals

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press,		 
Book URL:

Author: Michael Woods, Brasenose College, Oxford (deceased) 
Editor: David Wiggins, formerly of University of Oxford 
Editor: Dorothy Edgington, Birkbeck College, London 

Paperback: ISBN: 0198751273, Pages: 162, Price: �14.99			


First published in 1997 and now available in paperback, 'Conditionals'
has at its centre an extended essay on this problematic and
much-debated subject in the philosophy of language and logic, which
the widely respected Oxford philosopher Michael Woods had been
preparing for publication at the time of his death in 1993. Woods
discusses the distinction between different kinds of conditionals, and
then goes on to cover a range of topics, including assertibility,
conditional probability, possible-worlds theories, and conditional
commands and questions. He ends up sketching a new theory of
counterfactual conditionals.

This essay is edited for publication by Wood's friend and colleague
David Wiggins, and accompanied by a commentary specially written by a
leading expert on the topic, Dorothy Edgington.

Lingfield(s): Philosophy of Language
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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