Philosophical Quarterly 51 (205):484-494 (2001)
|Abstract||Dispositional essentialism entails necessitarianism about the laws. If the laws are deterministic, that seems to make many counterfactuals vacuous. This paper proposes a way of reconciling the possibility of miracles with necessary, deterministic laws, thus permitting standard Lewis semantics for counterfactuals.|
|Keywords||Dispositional essentialism Necessitarianism about laws Miracles Determinism|
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