Conditional Reasoning: The Unruly Syntactics, Semantics, Thematics, and Pragmatics of If

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Conditional reasoning is reasoning that involves statements of the sort If A (Antecedent) then C (Consequent). This type of reasoning is ubiquitous; everyone engages in it. Indeed, the ability to do so may be considered a defining human characteristic. Without this ability, human cognition would be greatly impoverished. -What-if- thinking could not occur. There would be no retrospective efforts to understand history by imagining how it could have taken a different course. Decisions that take possible contingencies into ...

Conditional Reasoning: The Unruly Syntactics, Semantics, Thematics, and Pragmatics of If 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190675660

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Conditional Reasoning: The Unruly Syntactics, Semantics, Thematics, and Pragmatics of "If" 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190202996

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