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Bivalence and subjunctive conditionals

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Writers such as Stalnaker and Dummett have argued that specific features of subjunctive conditional statements undermine the principle of bivalence. This, paper is concerned with rebutting such claims. 1. It is shown how subjective conditionals pose a prima facie threat to bivalence, and how this threat can be dissolved by a distinction between the results of negating a subjective conditional and of negating its consequent. To make this distinction is to side with Lewis against Stalnaker in a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/BF00869407

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Institution:
Trinity College University of Dublin
Department:
Department of Philosophy
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Synthese Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
3
Pages:
405-421
Publication date:
1988-06-05
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EISSN:
1573-0964
ISSN:
0039-7857
URN:
uuid:f402a6fa-1edb-4c4d-a815-ae8fbe79e559
Local pid:
ora:5131
Language:
English
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