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Indicative Conditionals Lack Truth Values

Jonathan Bennett

in A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258871
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199258872.003.0007
Indicative Conditionals Lack Truth Values

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Defence of Adams's thesis that indicative conditionals with false antecedents lack truth values. Comparison of this with the analogous thesis about moral judgements; discussion of the difference between expressing and asserting in the context of Gricean ideas about meaning.

Keywords: Adams; conditionals; false antecedent; Grice; indicative; meaning; moral judgement

Chapter.  9285 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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