‘IF’ is one of the most important and interesting words in the English language, being used to express hypothetical thought. The use of conditionals such as ‘if’ also distinguishes human intelligence from that of all other animals. This book presents a new theoretical approach to understanding hypothetical thought. It draws on studies from the psychology of judgement and decision making, as well as philosophical logic.
|Print publication date: 2004||Print ISBN-13: 9780198525134|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525134.001.0001|