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John Hawthorne
Australian Catholic University
Abstract
Suppose the world is chancy. The worry arises that most ordinary counterfactuals are false. This paper examines David Lewis' strategy for rescuing such counterfactuals, and argues that it is highly problematic
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy of Mind
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ISBN(s) 0031-8205
DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2005.tb00534.x
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Knowledge and Lotteries.John Hawthorne - 2003 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
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