Counterfactuals and subjunctive conditionals

Mind 74 (295):347-364 (1965)
The author maintains that there is no special problem about the verification or analysis of counterfactual or unfulfilled conditional statements. there is no special problem about the verification or analysis of subjunctive conditionals. it exhausts the peculiar philosophical interest of these two classes of statement to explain why no philosopher ought to think them peculiarly interesting, and to explain why so many do. the author states that it should not be supposed that if he achieves his aim, all the difficulties and disputes which have occurred in discussions supposed to be about counterfactual or subjunctive conditionals will be settled in his article. this is because many of these difficulties have arisen, not out of features peculiar to either of these classes of statement, but out of features common to all conditional statements. (staff)
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DOI 10.1093/mind/LXXIV.295.347
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Raymond Turner (1981). Counterfactuals Without Possible Worlds. Journal of Philosophical Logic 10 (4):453 - 493.

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