The meaning of if /

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Author / Creator:Khoo, Justin, author.
Imprint:New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
Description:1 online resource (xii, 356 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Series:Oxford scholarship online
Oxford scholarship online.
Subject:Conditionals (Logic)
Format: E-Resource Book
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ISBN:9780190096731 (ebook) : No price
Notes:Also issued in print: 2022.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 23, 2022).
Summary:Despite its small stature, 'if' occupies a central place both in everyday language and the philosophical lexicon. In allowing us to talk about hypothetical situations, 'if' raises a host of thorny philosophical puzzles about language and logic. Addressing them requires tools from linguistics, logic, probability theory and metaphysics. Justin Khoo uses these tools to navigate a maze of interconnected issues about conditionals, some of which include the nature of linguistic communication, the relationship between logical and natural languages, and the relationship between different kinds of modality.
Target Audience:Specialized.
Other form:Print version : 9780190096700