Counterfactual scorekeeping

Linguistics and Philosophy 30 (3):329 - 360 (2007)
Abstract
Counterfactuals are typically thought--given the force of Sobel sequences--to be variably strict conditionals. I go the other way. Sobel sequences and (what I call) Hegel sequences push us to a strict conditional analysis of counterfactuals: counterfactuals amount to some necessity modal scoped over a plain material conditional, just which modal being a function of context. To make this worth saying I need to say just how counterfactuals and context interact. No easy feat, but I have something to say on the matter.
Keywords Counterfactuals  Conditionals  Update semantics
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10988-007-9018-6
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,280
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
David Lewis (1979). Scorekeeping in a Language Game. Journal of Philosophical Logic 8 (1):339--359.
Frank Veltman (1996). Defaults in Update Semantics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 25 (3):221 - 261.

View all 21 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Lee Walters (2014). Against Hypothetical Syllogism. Journal of Philosophical Logic 43 (5):979-997.

View all 19 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

87 ( #54,169 of 1,932,539 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

17 ( #40,212 of 1,932,539 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.