Conditional Intentions

  • Ilkka Niiniluoto
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 257)


In the Third Finnish-Soviet Logic Symposium, organised in Helsinki in May 1983, I presented a paper with the title Hypothetical Imperatives and Conditional Obligations [14]. My main idea was to analyse hypothetical imperatives (‘Do p if q!’) in analogy with conditional bets, and thereby to argue that the logical form of conditional obligations, created through successful imperatives, can in a natural way be represented by an intensional conditional sentence (‘If it were q, then it ought to be p’).1


Deontic Logic Imperative Operator Material Implication Conditional Belief Rational Appetite 
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