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Prof Dorothy Edgington

Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy
Magdalen College

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.


  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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