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WHAT ’ S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT A COUNTERFACTUAL ?

@inproceedings{Ferguson2000WHATS,
  title={WHAT ’ S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT A COUNTERFACTUAL ?},
  author={Niall D. Ferguson},
  year={2000}
}
B the siege of Troy was proving difficult, the frustrated Argives went down to their ships to sail for home. According to Homer, “A homecoming beyond fate might have been accomplished, had not Hera spoken a word to Athene.” The grey-eyed Athena sped down the peak of Olympus and instructed Odysseus to prevent the departure of the Argives, which he did.1 The drama of the Iliad rests on a counterfactual, as do many other great works of literature. Counterfactuals are also taken seriously in the… 

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