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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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The Competition for ‘Closest’

The Competition for ‘Closest’

(p.177) 11 The Competition for ‘Closest’
A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals

Jonathan Bennett

Oxford University Press

Discussion of the idea that there is never a closest antecedent world, and the opposing ‘limit assumption’ that says that there are limits to how fine grained a respect of world comparison can be. Relation of all this to conditional excluded middle for subjunctive conditionals. The meaning of ‘might’ in such conditionals.

Keywords:   conditionals, excluded middle, limit assumption, might, possible worlds, subjunctive conditionals

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