Chase (chamcha) wrote in linguaphiles,

biscuit conditionals

So I'm doing my linguistics term paper on English connectives and their truth-functional relations (and lack thereof), and one of my main topics is the notion of biscuit conditionals: "There are some biscuits on the counter if you're hungry." (This begs the question "Well, what if I'm not hungry? Are they still there?") I'll generalize to the case of any conditional statement "If A, then B." under the case that A is a false statement, and see what this says about the entirety of the conditional statement.

I was wondering if anyone knew of any resources for this sort of topic. I have Austin's book where this idea originally appeared.

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