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Uses of Indicative Conditionals

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/10.1093/0199258872.003.0008
Uses of Indicative Conditionals

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Discussion of the uses of indicative conditionals. Reasons for holding that when the antecedent is true, the conditional has the same truth value as the consequent. Conditionals as ‘inference‐tickets’. Non‐interference conditionals: ‘Even if A, still C’. So‐called ‘biscuit conditionals’.

Keywords: biscuit conditionals; conditionals; indicative conditionals; inference‐ticket; non‐interference conditionals

Chapter.  6271 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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