Indicative Conditional

Indicative Conditional

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In natural languages, an indicative conditional is the logical operation given by statements of the form "If A then B." Unlike the material conditional, an indicative conditional does not have a stipulated definition. The philosophical literature on this operation is broad, and no clear consensus has been reached.The material conditional does not always function in accordance with everyday if-then reasoning. Therefore there are drawbacks with using the material conditional to represent if-then statements. One problem is that the material conditional allows implications to be true even when the antecedent is irrelevant to the consequent. For example, it's commonly accepted that the sun is made of gas, on one hand, and that 3 is a prime number, on the other. The standard definition of implication allows us to conclude that, since the sun is made of gas, 3 is a prime number. This is arguably synonymous to the following: the sun's being made of gas makes 3 be a prime number.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853945
  • 9786135853940