Semifactual: Byrne's account of even-if

Simon J. Handley*, Aidan Feeney

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Byrne's approach to the semifactual conditional captures the reasoning data. However, we argue that it does not account for the processes or principles by which people arrive at representations of even-if conditionals, upon which their reasoning is said to be based. Drawing upon recent work on the suppositional conditional we present such an account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-459
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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