Conditionals are material: the positive arguments

Rieger, A. (2013) Conditionals are material: the positive arguments. Synthese, 190(15), pp. 3161-3174. (doi:10.1007/s11229-012-0134-7)

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Abstract

A number of papers have argued in favour of the material account of indicative conditionals, but typically they either concentrate on defending the account from the charge that it has counterintuitive consequences, or else focus on some particular positive argument in favour of the theory. In this paper, I survey the various positive arguments that can be given, presenting simple versions where possible and showing the connections between them. I conclude with some methodological considerations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rieger, Dr Adam
Authors: Rieger, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Synthese
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
ISSN:0039-7857
ISSN (Online):1573-0964

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
516521Indicative ConditionalsAdam RiegerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/H006230/1HU - PHILOSOPHY