‘If’ and the problem of hypothetical thought
1 ‘If’ and the problem of hypothetical thought
Jonathan St B T Evans
David E Over
- Oxford University Press
This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the importance of the word ‘if’ in the English language, and goes on to introduce conditionals. The purpose of the book is then outlined, which is to develop a psychological theory of conditionals and hypothetical thought distinct from existing psychological accounts in the literature. Pragmatics, dual process theory, and hypothetical thinking are discussed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.
conditionals, hypothetical thinking, pragmatics, dual process theory
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our
, and if you can't find the answer there, please