Conditionals, Modals, and Hypothetical Syllogism

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Lee Walters
University of Southampton
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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
Keywords hypothetical syllogism  conditionals  context‐sensitivity  counterexamples  modals
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.115
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