Informal Logic 29 (3):309-326 (2009)

Andrei Moldovan
Universidad de Salamanca
In this paper I am concerned with the analysis of fragments of a discourse or text that express arguments suspected of being denials of the antecedent. I first argue that one needs to distinguish between two senses of ‘the argument expressed’. Second, I show that, with respect to one of these senses, given a Gricean account of the pragmatics of conditionals, some such fragments systematically express arguments that are valid
Keywords conditional perfection, denying the antecedent, fallacy, Grice, implicature, rational reconstruction
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