[hist-analytic] Steve on Concessives

Bruce Aune aune at philos.umass.edu
Fri Oct 30 17:46:43 EDT 2009

This is just to express my opinion that Steve might be right about  
concessives.  I am not convinced by his arguments that "If it rains,  
it rains hard" is not a conditional, but some "if"s might not  
introduce genuine conditionals.  I introduced some nonstandard claims  
about certain "if"s in a paper on "If"s that appeared years ago in the  
first edition of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  Things I say there  
might interest J.L. if he takes a look at the article.  My memory of  
what I said there is a bit dim, though.

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