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Real conditionals, William G. Lycan

Label
Real conditionals
Title
Real conditionals
Statement of responsibility
William G. Lycan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophers and logicians have long debated how best to understand conditional or hypothetical sentences. William G. Lycan has a distinctive approach to this debate, attending not just to the semantics of such sentences, but equally to their syntax. He shows how insights from linguistic theory help to illuminate problems about the meaning and function of conditionals." "Real Conditionals gives a presentation of this approach to a topic at the intersection of philosophy, logic, and linguistics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lycan, William G
Dewey number
415
Index
index present
LC call number
P292.5
LC item number
.L93 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Semantics
Label
Real conditionals, William G. Lycan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix:
  • 'Nonconditional conditionals' (with Michael L. Geis)
  • Revisionary postscript on non-conditional conditionals
  • The syntax of conditional sentences
  • Truth conditions: the event theory
  • Truth conditions: reality and modus ponens
  • In defense of truth value
  • A beautiful but false theory of 'even if'
  • An unbeautiful but less easily refutable theory of 'even if'
  • The 'indicative'/'subjunctive' distinction
  • The riverboat puzzle
Control code
45951617
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780199242078
Lccn
45951617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Real conditionals, William G. Lycan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix:
  • 'Nonconditional conditionals' (with Michael L. Geis)
  • Revisionary postscript on non-conditional conditionals
  • The syntax of conditional sentences
  • Truth conditions: the event theory
  • Truth conditions: reality and modus ponens
  • In defense of truth value
  • A beautiful but false theory of 'even if'
  • An unbeautiful but less easily refutable theory of 'even if'
  • The 'indicative'/'subjunctive' distinction
  • The riverboat puzzle
Control code
45951617
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780199242078
Lccn
45951617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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