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Knowledge and Conditionals: Essays on the Structure of Inquiry

Robert C. Stalnaker


A set of interconnected chapters on topics in the theory of knowledge. Part 1 considers the concept of knowledge, its logical properties, and its relation to belief and partial belief, or credence. It includes a discussion of belief revision, two discussions of reflection principles, a chapter about the status of self-locating knowledge and belief, a chapter about the evaluation of normative principles of inductive reasoning, and a development and defense of a contextualist account of knowledge. Part 2 is concerned with conditional propositions, and conditional reasoning, with chapters on the ... More

Keywords: knowledge, belief, credence, reflection principles, conditionals, counterfactuals, dispositional properties, chance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198810346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198810346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Stalnaker, author
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology