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Prof Dorothy Edgington

Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy
Magdalen College

dorothy.edgington@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Magdalen College
Oxford, OX1 4AU

Research Interests

Logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics and epistemology, especially conditionals, vagueness, modality, probabilistic reasoning.

Dorothy Edgington

Career & Education

I read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford and then did the B Phil in Philosophy. From 1968 to 2003 I was a member of the Philosophy Department at Birkbeck College, University of London. From 1996-2001, I was a temporary Professor of Philosophy at Oxford. Since 2003 I have held the Waynflete Chair at Oxford, and I am a Fellow of Magdalen College.

Publications

  1. ‘Ramsey’s Legacies on Conditionals and Truth’ in Hallvard Lillehammer and D. H. Mellor (eds.), Ramsey’s Legacy, OUP 2005, pp. 37-52 .

  2. ‘Two Kinds of Possibility’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 2004, vol. 78, pp. 1-22.

  3. ‘Counterfactuals and the Benefit of Hindsight’ in P. Dowe and P. Noordhof (eds.), Chance and Cause. Routledge, 2004, pp. 12-27.

  4. ‘What if? Questions about Conditionals’, Mind and Language, 2003, pp. 380-401.

  5. ‘Indeterminacy de re’, Philosophical Topics, 28, 2001, pp. 27-44.

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