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Conditional Disputations

Terence Parsons

in Indeterminate Identity: Metaphysics and Semantics

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250449
eISBN:
9780191681301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250449.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter looks at conditional disputations, discussing truth-conditions for conditionals, and adopting the Lukasiewicz conditional. Such a conditional is false when the antecedent is true and the ... More


The Real Truth about the Unreal Future *

Rachael Briggs and Graeme A. Forbes

in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics volume 7

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659081
eISBN:
9780191745201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659081.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Growing-Block theorists hold that past and present things are real, while future things do not yet exist. This generates a puzzle: how can Growing-Block theorists explain the fact that some sentences ... More


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