The logic of conditionals

@inproceedings{Adams1975TheLO,
  title={The logic of conditionals},
  author={E. Adams},
  year={1975}
}
  • E. Adams
  • Published 1975
  • Psychology
  • The standard use of the propositional calculus ('P.C.’) in analyzing the validity of inferences involving conditionals leads to fallacies, and the problem is to determine where P.C. may be ‘safely’ used. An alternative analysis of criteria of reasonableness of inferences in terms of conditions of justification rather than truth of statements is proposed. It is argued, under certain restrictions, that P. C. may be safely used, except in inferences whose conclusions are conditionals whose… CONTINUE READING
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