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Support Theories

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/10.1093/0199258872.003.0020
Support Theories

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Detailed exposition and evaluation of Goodman's approach to subjunctive conditionals. The cotenability problem is shown to be an amalgam of two problems: about causal contraposition and about logical cleansing. Solutions by Parry are expounded, with help from Pollock's notion of a simple proposition.

Keywords: causal contraposition; conditionals; cotenability; Goodman; logical cleansing; Parry; Pollock; simple proposition; subjunctive conditionals

Chapter.  9517 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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