This runs counter to what Gauker sees as a systematic misreading of the data by other authors, who judge arguments to be invalid if they can think of a context in which the premises are judged true and some other context in which the conclusion is judged false. Different schools of thought on conditionals reflect fundamentally different approaches to semantics.
Gauker offers his theory as a motive and test case for a distinctive kind of semantics that dispenses with reference relations and possible worlds. Sign in. Hidden fields. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Get print book. Conditionals in Context. From inside the book. Contents The Concept of Logical Validity. A Catalog of Argument Forms.
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