Similarity and cotenability

Synthese 190 (4):681-691 (2013)

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Vladan Djordjevic
University of Belgrade
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In this paper I present some difficulties for Lewis’s and similar theories of counterfactuals, and suggest that the problem lies in the notion of absolute similarity. In order to explain the problem, I discuss the relation between Lewis’s and Goodman’s theory, and show that the two theories are not related in the way Lewis thought they were.
Keywords Counterfactuals  Lewis  Goodman  Cotenability  Absolute similarity
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