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Single Idea 14270

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / b. Types of conditional]

Full Idea

Straightforward statements about the past, present or future, to which a conditional clause is attached - the traditional class of indicative conditionals - do (in my view) constitute a single semantic kind.

Gist of Idea

Simple indicatives about past, present or future do seem to form a single semantic kind


Dorothy Edgington (Conditionals (Stanf) [2006], 1)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.2

A Reaction

This contrasts with Idea 14269, where the future indicatives are group instead with the counterfactuals.

Related Idea

Idea 14269 Maybe forward-looking indicatives are best classed with the subjunctives [Edgington]