Conditionals, Modals, and Hypothetical Syllogism

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 3 (1):90-97 (2014)
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Abstract

Moti Mizrahi (2013) presents some novel counterexamples to Hypothetical Syllogism (HS) for indicative conditionals. I show that they are not compelling as they neglect the complicated ways in which conditionals and modals interact. I then briefly outline why HS should nevertheless be rejected

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