Conditionals Pt. 2

Justin Khoo (M.I.T.) 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 2 of the series on conditionals, Justin discusses some of the challenges facing the material conditional theory, picking up where part 1 ( left off.

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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