Review of Symbolic Logic 15 (1):259-275 (2022)

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Rohan French
University of California, Davis
Patrick Girard
University of Auckland
David Ripley
Monash University
Abstract
We present four classical theories of counterpossibles that combine modalities and counterfactuals. Two theories are anti-vacuist and forbid vacuously true counterfactuals, two are quasi-vacuist and allow counterfactuals to be vacuously true when their antecedent is not only impossible, but also inconceivable. The theories vary on how they restrict the interaction of modalities and counterfactuals. We provide a logical cartography with precise acceptable boundaries, illustrating to what extent nonvacuism about counterpossibles can be reconciled with classical logic.
Keywords Counterpossibles  counterfactuals  modalities  conditional logic  modal logic  impossible worlds
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DOI 10.1017/s1755020319000637
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