Material Implication

material implication: great example, cited by Peter Suber:
“If n is a perfect square, then n is not prime.” I hope you’ll agree that this is a true statement for any n. Now substitute 3 for n: “If 3 is a perfect square, then 3 is not prime.” As a compound, it is still true; yet its antecedent and consequent are both false.

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