The Material Conditional: Jackson

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258871
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597046 | DOI:
The Material Conditional: Jackson

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Discussion of Jackson's view that indicative conditionals are material conditionals, and his attempt to explain away apparent counter‐evidence by appeal to the notion of conventional implicature. His good explanation of the latter as a general phenomenon shows many respects in which it is not applicable to indicative conditionals.

Keywords: conditionals; implicature; indicative conditionals; Jackson; material conditionals

Chapter.  5048 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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