Single Idea 15722

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / e. Supposition conditionals]

Full Idea

The ordinary conditional loses its point when the truth value of its antecedent is known.

Gist of Idea

Conditionals are pointless if the truth value of the antecedent is known


Willard Quine (Word and Object [1960], 46)

Book Reference

Quine,Willard: 'Word and Object' [MIT 1969], p.221

A Reaction

A beautifully simple point that reveals a lot about what conditionals are.