Synthese

, Volume 166, Issue 2, pp 333–357

Conditionals and indexical relativism

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-007-9283-5

Cite this article as:
Weatherson, B. Synthese (2009) 166: 333. doi:10.1007/s11229-007-9283-5

Abstract

I set out and defend a view on indicative conditionals that I call “indexical relativism”. The core of the view is that which proposition is (semantically) expressed by an utterance of a conditional is a function of (among other things) the speaker’s context and the assessor’s context. This implies a kind of relativism, namely that a single utterance may be correctly assessed as true by one assessor and false by another.

Keywords

Conditionals Relativism Variable binding 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyRutgers UniversityIthacaUSA