Conditionals Pt. 1

Justin invites us to think about conditional sentences (“if P then Q”). Perhaps surprisingly, the question of what these sentences mean has vexed philosophers for thousands of years. In part one, Justin motivates the question and introduces one of the oldest answers to it, the material conditional theory

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I am an associate professor of philosophy at MIT. Before coming to MIT, I did my graduate work in philosophy at Yale, and was an undergraduate at UC-Davis.

I work mainly in philosophy of language and philosophical logic, on topics that lie at the intersection of philosophy and linguistics. I also have research interests in metaphysics and meta-ethics. Those curious to learn more about my work may want to check out my interview with 3:AM magazine.

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