Subcontraries and the Meaning of ‘If…Then’
Cordero (Ronald A.)
Source: Sorites 17, December 2006
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    In this paper I maintain that useful, assertable conditional statements with subcontrary antecedents and consequents do actually occur. I consider the paradoxical results of applying rules of inference like Transposition in such cases and argue that paradox can be avoided through an interpretation of conditionals as claims that the truth of one statement would permit a sound inference to the truth of another.

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Filed electronically with the full edition of Sorites 17

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