The Full Theory of Conditional Elements: Enumerating, Exemplifying, and Evaluating Each of the Eight Conditional Elements
First Online: 08 June 2010 Received: 28 December 2009 Accepted: 12 May 2010 DOI:
Cite this article as: Fulda, J.S. Acta Anal (2010) 25: 459. doi:10.1007/s12136-010-0097-6 Abstract
This paper presents a unified, more-or-less complete, and largely pragmatic theory of indicative conditionals as they occur in natural language, which is entirely truth-functional and does not involve probability. It includes material implication as a special—and the most important—case, but not as the only case. The theory of conditional elements, as we term it, treats if-statements analogously to the more familiar and less controversial other truth-functional compounds, such as conjunction and disjunction.
Keywords Indicative conditionals Conditional elements If-statements If-then statements References
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