Journal of Philosophy 65 (12):355-364 (1968)

Roger Wertheimer
Agnes Scott College
Critique of prevailing textbook conception of sufficient conditions and necessary conditions as a truth functional relation of material implication (p->q)/(~q->~p). Explanation of common sense conception of condition as correlative of consequence, involving dependence. Utility of this conception exhibited in resolving puzzles regarding ontology, truth, and fatalism.
Keywords necessary condition  sufficient condition  consequence  ontological priority of individuals  truth  fatalism  species
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DOI 10.2307/2023797
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Necessary and Sufficient Conditions.Andrew Brennan - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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