The narrowness of wide-scope principles

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In this paper I will propose that the unpalatable consequences of narrow-scope principles are not avoided by altering the scope of the principle but by changing the kind of conditional. I argue that a counterfactual conditional should do the trick and that the rational requirement of modus ponens can be understood as something like a “Ramsey test” on this conditional.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-203
Number of pages27
JournalOrganon F
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Coherence
  • Counterfactual conditionals
  • modus ponens
  • Ramsey test
  • Rationality
  • Wide and narrow scope conditionals


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