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Single Idea 15422

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

Full Idea

Three main theories of the truth of indicative conditionals are Materialism (the conditions are the same as for the material conditional), Idealism (identifying assertability with truth-value), and Nihilism (no truth, just assertability).

Gist of Idea

Three conditionals theories: Materialism (material conditional), Idealism (true=assertable), Nihilism (no truth)


John P. Burgess (Philosophical Logic [2009], 4.3)

Book Reference

Burgess,John P.: 'Philosophical Logic' [Princeton 2009], p.78

Related Idea

Idea 6879 'Material implication' is defined as 'not(p and not-q)', but seems to imply a connection between p and q [Mautner]