Counterfactuals and Explanation

  title={Counterfactuals and Explanation},
  author={Boris Kment},
  • Boris Kment
  • Published 2006
On the received view, counterfactuals are analysed using the concept of closeness between possible worlds: the counterfactual ‘If it had been the case that p, then it would have been the case that q’ is true at a world w just in case q is true at all the possible p-worlds closest to w. The degree of closeness between two worlds is usually thought to be determined by weighting different respects of similarity between them. The question I consider in the paper is which weights attach to different… CONTINUE READING

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