Single Idea 14361

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / c. Truth-function conditionals]

Full Idea

Unlike Stalnaker, Lewis holds that indicative conditionals have the truth conditions of material conditionals.

Gist of Idea

Lewis says indicative conditionals are truth-functional


report of David Lewis (Counterfactuals [1973]) by Frank Jackson - Conditionals 'Further'

Book Reference

'Blackwell Guide to Philosophy of Language', ed/tr. Devitt,M/Hanley,R [Blackwell 2006], p.224

A Reaction

Thus Lewis only uses the possible worlds account for subjunctive conditionals, where Stalnaker uses it for both. Lewis is defending the truth-functional account for the indicative conditionals.