Fatalism and the Logic of Unconditionals

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  title={Fatalism and the Logic of Unconditionals},
  author={Justin Bledin},
  journal={No{\^u}s},
  year={2018}
}
In this paper, I consider a variant of the ancient Idle Argument involving so-called “unconditionals” with interrogative wh-antecedents. This new Idle Argument provides an ideal setting for probing the logic of these close relatives of if -conditionals, which has been comparatively underexplored. In the course of refuting the argument, I argue that contrary to received wisdom, many wh-conditionals are not properly speaking ‘unconditional’ in that they do not entail their main clauses, yet modus… 

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