A suppositional theory of conditionals

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Carter, Sam. (2021). A suppositional theory of conditionals. Mind. 130(520), pp. 1059-1086. https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzaa071
AuthorsCarter, Sam
Abstract

Suppositional theories of conditionals take apparent similarities between supposition and conditionals as a starting point, appealing to features of the former to provide an account of the latter. This paper develops a novel form of suppositional theory, one which characterizes the relationship at the level of semantics rather than at the level of speech acts. In the course of doing so, it considers a range of novel data which shed additional light on how conditionals and supposition interact.

Year2021
JournalMind
Journal citation130 (520), pp. 1059-1086
PublisherOxford University Press
ISSN0026-4423
1460-2113
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzaa071
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range1059-1086
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