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Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Hardback)
Volume 112, Issue 1pt1, pages 73–97, April 2012
How to Cite
Barnett, D. (2012), IV—Counterfactual Entailment. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Hardback), 112: 73–97. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2012.00326.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2012
Counterfactual Entailment is the view that a counterfactual conditional is true just in case its antecedent entails its consequent. I present an argument for Counterfactual Entailment, and I develop a strategy for explaining away apparent counterexamples to the view. The strategy appeals to the suppositional view of counterfactuals, on which a counterfactual is essentially a statement, made relative to the supposition of its antecedent, of its consequent.