This paper defends the thesis that counterfactuals are strict conditionals. Its
purpose is to show that there is a coherent view according to which counterfactuals are strict conditionals whose antecedent is stated elliptically. Section 1
introduces the view. Section 2 outlines a response to the main argument against the
thesis that counterfactuals are strict conditionals. Section 3 compares the view with
a proposal due to Aqvist, which may be regarded as its direct predecessor.
Sections 4 and 5 explain how the view diers from the theories of counterfactuals
advocated by Stalnaker and Lewis, and from some contextualist strict conditional accounts of counterfactuals that have emerged recently. Finally, section 6
addresses the thorny issue of disjunctive antecedents.