A difficulty for the possible worlds analysis of counterfactuals

Synthese 189 (1):29-57 (2012)
Abstract
I present a puzzle concerning counterfactual reasoning and argue that it should be solved by giving up the principle of substitution for logical equivalents
Keywords Counterfactuals  Possible worlds  Similarity  Substitution  Intensionality
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-012-0094-y
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