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The Logic 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/10.1093/0199258872.003.0009
The Logic of Indicative Conditionals

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Expounds, mainly on the basis of Adams's work, the logic of indicative conditionals—with some help from his adaptation of Venn diagrams. Failure for indicatives of or‐to‐if, contraposition, transitivity, and antecedent strengthening. Controversy over whether modus ponens holds for indicatives. Independent indicatives identified and snubbed.

Keywords: Adams; antecedent strengthening; conditionals; contraposition; independent indicatives; indicative conditionals; modus ponens; or‐to‐if; transitivity; Venn

Chapter.  10532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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