Maarten Maartensz:    Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek         

 A - Antecedent


Antecedent: In logic: What comes before (in an argument): premisses, assumptions, presuppositions; the if-part p in an if-then statement or inference (if p then q).

The term antecedent is especially used in systems of logic constructed by or according to Gentzen, in which every argument is a sequence of formulas that satisfy certain conditions.


See also: Consequent, Logical terms


Carnap, Cartwright, Gentzen, Stegmüller

 Original: Oct 26, 2007                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top