Semifactual: Byrne's account of even-if

S.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
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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