Dorothy Edgington

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Dorothy Edgington
Born 1941
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
Main interests
philosophical logic, vagueness, conditionals, probability

Dorothy Margaret Doig Edgington FBA (née Milne, born 29 April 1941) is a philosopher active in metaphysics and philosophical logic.[1] She was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford[2] from 2003[3] to 2006, where she was also a professor from 1996 to 2001. Before moving to Oxford, Edgington taught for many years at Birkbeck College, London,[2] and now teaches there again[3] part-time. From 2007-2008 she was President of the Aristotelian Society. She is especially well known for her work on the logic of conditionals and vagueness.[2]

Birkbeck College now hosts a lecture series named after Edgington; in 2012, the lectures were given by John McDowell, in 2014 they were given by Rae Langton, and in 2016 the Edgington Lectures were given by Kit Fine.[4]


  • The Paradox of Knowability (1985), Mind 94:557-568. Presents a resolution of Fitch's paradox based on situation semantics.
  • On Conditionals (1995), Mind 104:235-329. Defends an epistemic theory of conditionals against a truth-functional one, as part of the Mind's state of the art series.
  • Conditionals (2006), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.


  1. ^ EDGINGTON, Prof. Dorothy Margaret Doig’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2011; online edn, Nov 2011 accessed 25 Jan 2012
  2. ^ a b c Sue James (5 November 2004). "Department audit". The Times. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Prof. Dorothy Edgington returns to Birkbeck". Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
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