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A guide to conditionals

Author: Jonathan Francis Bennett
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Conditional sentences are among the most intriguing and puzzling features of language, and analysis of their meaning and function has important implications for, and uses in, many areas of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Francis Bennett
ISBN: 0199258864 9780199258864 0199258872 9780199258871
OCLC Number: 232706031
Description: 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1. The material conditional: Grice --
3. The material conditional: Jackson --
4. The equation --
5. The equation attacked --
6. The subjectivity of indicative conditionals --
7. Indicative conditionals lack truth values --
8. Uses of indicative conditionals --
9. The logic of indicative conditionals --
10. Subjunctive conditionals --
first steps --
11. The competition for 'closest' --
12. Unrolling from the antecedent time --
13. Forks --
14. Reflections on legality --
15. Truth at the actual world --
16. Subjunctive conditionals and probability --
17. 'Even if ... ' --
18. Backward subjunctive conditionals --
19. Subjunctive conditionals and time's arrow --
20. Support theories --
21. The need for worlds --
22. Relating the two kinds of conditional --
23. Unifying the two kinds of conditional.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bennett.

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