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Single Idea 14275

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / c. Truth-function conditionals]

Full Idea

The main defects of the truth-functional account of conditionals don't show up in mathematics.

Gist of Idea

Truth-function problems don't show up in mathematics


Dorothy Edgington (Conditionals (Stanf) [2006], 2.3)

Book Reference

'Stanford Online Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Stanford University [], p.6

A Reaction

These problems are the paradoxes associated with the material conditional ⊃. Too often mathematical logic has been the tail that wagged the dog in modern philosophy.

Related Idea

Idea 9520 The paradoxes of material implication are P |- Q → P, and P |- P → Q [Lemmon]