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Conditionals

  • Johan Van Benthem
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 29)

Abstract

Recently, the ‘extensional fragment’ of natural language has come into its own as a source of important semantic concerns. The previous chapters bear witness to this tendency — postponing the well-known puzzles of intensionality. Nevertheless, our investigation is not at all restricted to the extensional realm — and we shall study some central intensional notions in the next two chapters. The first topic is that of conditional statements, perhaps the principal concern of logic, which shows striking parallels with the earlier area of determiners.

Keywords

Generalize Quantifier Conditional Statement Conditional Relation Conditional Inference Conditional Logic 
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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Van Benthem
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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