Conditionals and indexical relativism
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- Weatherson, B. Synthese (2009) 166: 333. doi:10.1007/s11229-007-9283-5
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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.