Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2010
© 2010 The Author. Philosophy Compass © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 5, Issue 11, pages 916–937, November 2010
How to Cite
Yalcin, S. (2010), Probability Operators. Philosophy Compass, 5: 916–937. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2010.00360.x
- Issue online: 29 OCT 2010
- Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2010
This is a study in the meaning of natural language probability operators, sentential operators such as probably and likely. We ask what sort of formal structure is required to model the logic and semantics of these operators. Along the way we investigate their deep connections to indicative conditionals and epistemic modals, probe their scalar structure, observe their sensitivity to contextually salient contrasts, and explore some of their scopal idiosyncrasies.