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10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / c. Truth-function conditionals

[conditional truth based entirely on components]

23 ideas
Inferring q from p only needs p to be true, and 'not-p or q' to be true [Russell]
All forms of implication are expressible as truth-functions [Russell]
In the truth-functional account a burnt-up match was soluble because it never entered water [Carnap]
Conditionals are truth-functional, but we must take care with misleading ones [Edgington on Grice]
The odd truth table for material conditionals is explained by conversational conventions [Fisher on Grice]
Conditionals might remain truth-functional, despite inappropriate conversational remarks [Edgington on Grice]
Normal conditionals have a truth-value gap when the antecedent is false. [Quine]
'If A,B' affirms that A⊃B, and also that this wouldn't change if A were certain [Edgington on Jackson]
Conditionals are truth-functional, but should only be asserted when they are confident [Edgington on Jackson]
There are some assertable conditionals one would reject if one learned the antecedent [Jackson]
When A and B have the same truth value, A→B is true, because A→A is a logical truth [Jackson]
(A&B)→A is a logical truth, even if antecedent false and consequent true, so it is T if A is F and B is T [Jackson]
Modus ponens requires that A→B is F when A is T and B is F [Jackson]
The truth-functional account of conditionals is right, if the antecedent is really acceptable [Edgington on Jackson]
Lewis says indicative conditionals are truth-functional [Jackson on Lewis]
Are conditionals truth-functional - do the truth values of A and B determine the truth value of 'If A, B'? [Edgington]
'If A,B' must entail (A & B); otherwise we could have A true, B false, and If A,B true, invalidating modus ponens [Edgington]
Inferring conditionals from disjunctions or negated conjunctions gives support to truth-functionalism [Edgington]
The truth-functional view makes conditionals with unlikely antecedents likely to be true [Edgington]
Truth-function problems don't show up in mathematics [Edgington]
Doctor:'If patient still alive, change dressing'; Nurse:'Either dead patient, or change dressing'; kills patient! [Edgington]
Truth-functional conditionals can't distinguish whether they are causal or accidental [Mumford]
If all truths are implied by a falsehood, then not-p might imply both q and not-q [Fisher]