The Falsity of the Consequent in Contrastive Conditionals
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Description: I present novel empirical observations showing that conditionals involving contrasting events generate the implicature that their consequent is false. This implicature arises for both counterfactuals and future subjunctive conditionals. I show that this cannot be accounted for by current theories and propose a first account. I also provide an algorithm to model these effects explicitly using minimal model generation.