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Title: Strawson on 'If' and ⊃
Authors: Björnsson, Gunnar
Issue Date: 2008
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Publisher: South African Journal of Philosophy
Citation: Björnsson, Gunnar (2008) "Strawson on 'If' and ⊃", South African Journal of Philosophy 27:3, pp. 24-35
Keywords: Conditionals
material implication
Sir Peter Strawson
Paul Grice
Abstract: This paper is concerned with Sir Peter Strawson’s critical discussion of Paul Grice’s defence of the material implication analysis of conditionals. It argues that although Strawson’s own ‘consequentialist’ suggestion concerning the meaning of conditionals cannot be correct, a related and radically contextualist account is able to both account for the phenomena that motivated Strawson’s consequentialism, and to undermine the material implication analysis by providing a simpler account of the proc... more
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