On Assertion and Indicative Conditionals

@article{Jackson1979OnAA,
  title={On Assertion and Indicative Conditionals},
  author={F. Jackson},
  journal={The Philosophical Review},
  year={1979},
  volume={88},
  pages={565}
}
  • F. Jackson
  • Published 1979
  • Philosophy
  • The Philosophical Review
  • T he circumstances in which it is natural to assert the ordinary indicative conditional "If P then Q" are those in which it is natural to assert "Either not P or, P and Q." and conversely. For instance, the circumstances in which it is natural to assert "If it rains, the match will be cancelled" are precisely those in which it is natural to assert "Either it won't rain or, it will and the match will be cancelled." Similarly, the circumstances in which it is natural to assert "Not both P and Q… CONTINUE READING
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