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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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Truth at the Actual World

Truth at the Actual World

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(p.232) 15 Truth at the Actual World
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A Philosophical Guide to Conditionals
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Jonathan Bennett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199258872.003.0015

Discussion of a range of problems about subjunctive ‘If P, Q’ in cases when P is actually true and in cases when Q is actually true. The particular‐fact problem concerning subjunctives about indeterministic events (‘If you had bet heads, you would have won’); its solution, involving notion of ‘same causal chain’. Independent subjunctives are identified and snubbed.

Keywords:   conditionals, independent subjunctives, indeterminism, subjunctive conditionals

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