My interest in the theses explored in this paper was sparked after reading an early version of (Moss, ms.). Moss cites a range of interesting evidence in favour of a connection between credence and chances—of which the generalizations below are in the spirit (though the reader should read Moss's paper to determine exactly how her position relates to the thesis I explore). I’d like to thank Rachael Briggs, Ross Cameron, Ant Eagle, Brandon Fitelson, Daniel Elstein, David Etlin, Al Hájek, Barry Loewer, Sarah Moss, Jason Turner, Rich Woodward, an anonymous reviewer, and all others with whom I’ve discussed this material. Versions were presented at departmental seminars at Rutgers and Maryland. The work in this paper was supported by a British Academy Research Development Award (BARDA: 53286). I have also benefited from the events funded by the Spanish Government's research grant FFI2008-06153 (MICINN).
Counterfactual Triviality: A Lewis-Impossibility Argument for Counterfactuals
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
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Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Volume 85, Issue 3, pages 648–670, November 2012
How to Cite
G. Williams, J. R. (2012), Counterfactual Triviality: A Lewis-Impossibility Argument for Counterfactuals. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 85: 648–670. doi: 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2012.00636.x
- Issue published online: 21 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
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