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The Resource Conditionals, Nicholas Rescher

Conditionals, Nicholas Rescher

Label
Conditionals
Title
Conditionals
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Rescher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book by philosopher Nicholas Rescher seeks to clarify the idea of what a conditional says by elucidating the information that is normally transmitted by its utterance. The result is a unified treatment of conditionals based on epistemological principles rather than the semantical principles in vogue over recent decades. This approach, argues Rescher, makes it easier to understand how conditionals actually function in our thought and discourse. In its concern with what language theorists call pragmatics - the study of the norms and principles governing our use of language in conveying information - Conditionals steps beyond the limits of logic as traditionally understood and moves into the realm claimed by theorists of artificial intelligence as they try to simulate our actual information-processing practices."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Rescher, Nicholas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Conditionals (Logic)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Conditionals, Nicholas Rescher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Fundamentals.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Matters of aspect.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Modes of implication.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Conditional complications.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Doxastic implication and plausibility.
  • p. 59
  • 6.
  • Inferentially insuperable boundaries and homogeneous conditionals.
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • Counterfactual conditionals and their problematic nature.
  • p. 73
  • 8.
  • Salience and questioner's prerogative.
  • p. 89
  • 9.
  • On validating counterfactuals.
  • p. 103
  • 10.
  • Further complications of counterfactuality.
  • p. 139
  • 11.
  • Some logical features of counterfactuals.
  • p. 149
  • 12.
  • Variant analyses of counterfactuals.
  • p. 161
  • 13.
  • Historical counterfactuals.
  • p. 177
  • 14.
  • Per impossibile counterfactuals and reductio ad absurdum conditionals.
  • p. 185
  • 15.
  • Problems with possible worlds.
  • p. 195
Control code
ocm71241897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780262182591
Lccn
2006027951
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Conditionals, Nicholas Rescher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-242) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Fundamentals.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Matters of aspect.
  • p. 15
  • 3.
  • Modes of implication.
  • p. 31
  • 4.
  • Conditional complications.
  • p. 51
  • 5.
  • Doxastic implication and plausibility.
  • p. 59
  • 6.
  • Inferentially insuperable boundaries and homogeneous conditionals.
  • p. 67
  • 7.
  • Counterfactual conditionals and their problematic nature.
  • p. 73
  • 8.
  • Salience and questioner's prerogative.
  • p. 89
  • 9.
  • On validating counterfactuals.
  • p. 103
  • 10.
  • Further complications of counterfactuality.
  • p. 139
  • 11.
  • Some logical features of counterfactuals.
  • p. 149
  • 12.
  • Variant analyses of counterfactuals.
  • p. 161
  • 13.
  • Historical counterfactuals.
  • p. 177
  • 14.
  • Per impossibile counterfactuals and reductio ad absurdum conditionals.
  • p. 185
  • 15.
  • Problems with possible worlds.
  • p. 195
Control code
ocm71241897
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780262182591
Lccn
2006027951
Other physical details
ill.

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