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Single Idea 13768

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / a. Conditionals]

Full Idea

If your interest in logic is confined to applications to mathematics or other a priori matters, it is fine for validity to preserve certainty, ..but if you use conditionals when arguing about contingent matters, then great caution will be required.

Gist of Idea

Validity can preserve certainty in mathematics, but conditionals about contingents are another matter


Dorothy Edgington (Conditionals [2001], 17.2.1)

Book Reference

'Blackwell Guide to Philosophical Logic', ed/tr. Goble,Lou [Blackwell 2001], p.402