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The evidential conditional

Vincenzo, Crupi and Andrea, Iacona (2019) The evidential conditional. [Preprint]


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This paper outlines an account of conditionals, the evidential account, which rests on the idea that a conditional is true just in case its antecedent supports its consequent. As we will show, the evidential account exhibits some distinctive logical features that deserve careful consideration. On the one hand, it departs from the material reading of "if... then..." exactly in the way we would like it to depart from that reading. On the other, it significantly differs from the non-material reading of "if... then..." implied by the suppositional theories advocated by Adams, Stalnaker, Lewis, and others.

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Item Type: Preprint
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Evidence
Depositing User: Vincenzo Crupi
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 16:39
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 16:39
Item ID: 16759
Subjects: General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Evidence
Date: 2019

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