Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Bennett

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199258871

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199258872.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 15 November 2019

The Competition for ‘Closest’

The Competition for ‘Closest’

Chapter:
(p.177) 11 The Competition for ‘Closest’
Source:
A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals
Author(s):

Jonathan Bennett

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199258872.003.0011

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

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 FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .