Suppose and Tell: The Semantics and Heuristics of Conditionals

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Timothy Williamson


OUP Oxford




286 pages








9780198860662/ 9780192604774

Book Description

What does the word ‘if' suggest?

It is one of the sentences that is employed the most typically in the English language, which is in itself a symbol of the significance of conditional considering to human cognitive activity. We make conditional statements, conditional statements, and conditional orders, and we also ask conditional questions. We are required to make assumptions and engage in conversation in the interim for a variety of purposes, ranging from the formulation of day-to-day decisions to the demonstration of mathematical theorems. Nevertheless, the utilization of conditionals in that sense has been discussed for quite a few years.

A controversial new approach to comprehending conditionals is presented in the PDF document titled “Suppose and Tell,” which draws together topics from the fields of linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. It is said that when we use the word “if,” we are relying on psychological heuristics, which are techniques that are economical, speedy, and generally, but not always, reliable. Therefore, philosophers and linguists have been led astray in their theorizing about conditionals as a result of their trusting on flawed information supplied by such tactics and hastily dismissing simple hypotheses on the basis of relatively evident counterexamples. This book demonstrates how one simple principle of conditionals can be used to outline the information, and it also draws wider ideas for the nature of meaning and its lack of transparency to native speakers, ambiguity in both thought and language, and the requirement for semantics to deal with the unpredictable heuristics that underlie our judgments.

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