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A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals$
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Jonathan Bennett

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199258872.001.0001

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Subjunctive Conditionals—First Steps

Subjunctive Conditionals—First Steps

(p.152) 10 Subjunctive Conditionals—First Steps
A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Jonathan Bennett

Oxford University Press

Extreme realism (Lewis), and abstract realism, about worlds. Introducing an approach to subjunctive conditionals through possible worlds; use of this to explain the failure of transitivity and antecedent strengthening. The notion of variably strict conditionals is explained, and the logical likeness of subjunctives to indicatives is explained. Discussion of subjunctive with disjunctive antecedents.

Keywords:   conditionals, disjunctive antecedents, indicative conditionals, possible worlds, realism, subjunctive conditionals

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