Ideas from 'Logic and Conversation' by H. Paul Grice [1975], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Studies in the Ways of Words' by Grice,Paul [Harvard 1991,0-674-85271-0]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas


10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / c. Truth-function conditionals
Conditionals are truth-functional, but we must take care with misleading ones
The odd truth table for material conditionals is explained by conversational conventions
Conditionals might remain truth-functional, despite inappropriate conversational remarks
10. Modality / B. Possibility / 8. Conditionals / f. Pragmatics of conditionals
A person can be justified in believing a proposition, though it is unreasonable to actually say it