Title

Inference Claims

Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Paper

Keywords

argument, associated conditional, consequence, counterfactualsupporting generalization, covering generalization, inference, inference claim, material conditional, truth-preservation, truth-transmission

Start Date

18-5-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

21-5-2011 5:00 PM

Abstract

A conclusion follows from given premisses if and only if an acceptable counterfactualsupporting covering generalization of the argument rules out, either definitively or with some modal qualification, simultaneous acceptability of the premisses and non-accepta-bility of the conclusion, even though it does not rule out acceptability of the premisses and does not require acceptability of the conclusion independently of the premisses. Hence the reiterative associated conditional of an argument is true if and only it has such a covering generalization, and a supposed unexpressed premiss supplied to make an argument formally valid should be a covering generalization.

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Inference Claims

University of Windsor

A conclusion follows from given premisses if and only if an acceptable counterfactualsupporting covering generalization of the argument rules out, either definitively or with some modal qualification, simultaneous acceptability of the premisses and non-accepta-bility of the conclusion, even though it does not rule out acceptability of the premisses and does not require acceptability of the conclusion independently of the premisses. Hence the reiterative associated conditional of an argument is true if and only it has such a covering generalization, and a supposed unexpressed premiss supplied to make an argument formally valid should be a covering generalization.