Strict conditionals: A negative result

Philosophical Quarterly 56 (225):536–549 (2006)

Abstract

Jonathan Lowe has argued that a particular variation on C.I. Lewis' notion of strict implication avoids the paradoxes of strict implication. We show that Lowe's notion of implication does not achieve this aim, and offer a general argument to demonstrate that no other variation on Lewis' notion of constantly strict implication describes the logical behaviour of natural-language conditionals in a satisfactory way.

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Jan Heylen
KU Leuven
Leon Horsten
Universität Konstanz

Citations of this work

Strict Conditionals.Jan Heylen & Leon Horsten - 2022 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 22 (64):123-131.
Super-Strict Implications.Guido Gherardi & Eugenio Orlandelli - 2021 - Bulletin of the Section of Logic 50 (1):1-34.
'If 2 = 3, Then 2 + 1 = 3 + 1': Reply to Heylen and Horsten.E. J. Lowe - 2008 - Philosophical Quarterly 58 (232):528-531.

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