Strict Conditionals: a Negative Result

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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.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9213.2006.457.x

Publication date: October 1, 2006

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