What Is at Stake in the Controversy over Conditionals
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The following remarks are going to suggest that there is more at stake in the current controversy over conditionals than merely the logic of conditionals. Among the more general issues involved are the limits of truth-conditionality, the implications of this for certain programs in the philosophy of language, the values of truth and probability, and the rationale of logic [and, incidentally, the foundations of probability and decision theory as well, but I won’t get into that].
KeywordsConditional Probability Logical Consequence Logical Truth Logical Principle Material Conditional
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