Karolina Krzyzanowska

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Many conditionals seem to convey the existence of a link between their antecedent and consequent. We draw on a recently proposed typology of conditionals to argue for an old philosophical idea according to which the link is inferential in nature. We show that the proposal has explanatory force by presenting empirical results on the evidential meaning of(More)
According to the Principle of Conditional Non-Contradiction (CNC), condi-tionals of the form " If í µí±, í µí±ž " and " If í µí±, not í µí±ž " cannot both be true, unless í µí± is inconsistent. This principle is widely regarded as an adequacy constraint on any semantics that attributes truth conditions to conditionals. Gibbard has presented an example of(More)
At least many conditionals seem to convey the existence of a link between their antecedent and consequent. We draw on a recently proposed typology of conditionals to revive an old philosophical idea according to which the link is inferential in nature. We show that the proposal has explanatory force by presenting empirical results on two Dutch linguistic(More)
In this talk (which is based on joint work with Klaus Frovin Jørgensen) I reexamine early work on the semantics of temporal indexicals through the lens of modern hybrid logic. Modern hybrid logic is a natural tool for handling many varieties of temporal reference, and as I shall show, this suitability extends even to temporal indexicals such as Now,(More)
In this paper, I analyse a finding by Riggs et al. (1998) that there is a close connection between people's ability to reason with counterfactual conditionals and their capacity to attribute false beliefs to others. The result indicates that both processes may be governed by one cognitive mechanism, though false belief attribution seems to be slightly more(More)
Indicative conditionals, that is sentences of the form “If p, then q,” belong to the most puzzling phenomena of language. On the majority of accounts of indicative conditionals, the truth of p and q suffices for “If p, then q” to be true or highly acceptable. Yet, many conditionals with true clauses, even if there is a meaningful connection between them,(More)
(2017). Quantum-enhanced protocols with mixed states using cold atoms in dipole traps. Entangled states of trapped ions allow measuring the magnetic field gradient produced by a single atomic spin Abstract. We discuss the use of cold atoms in dipole traps to demonstrate experimentally a particular class of protocols for computation and metrology based on(More)
Reasoning with conditionals is central to everyday life, yet there is long-standing disagreement about the meaning of the conditional. One example is the puzzle of so-called missing-link conditionals such as "if raccoons have no wings, they cannot breathe under water." Their oddity may be taken to show that conditionals require a connection between(More)
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