[SydPhil] Notification: Alan Hajek @ Wed 5 Oct 2016 13:00 - 14:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Alan Hajek
"Begging to Differ With Similarity Accounts of Counterfactuals"

Widespread agreement among philosophers on a given topic is rare.  However,  
it is enjoyed by the Stalnaker/Lewis similarity accounts of  
counterfactuals. Roughly, they say that the counterfactual
if p were the case, q would be the case
is true if and only if
at the nearest p-worlds, q is true.
I disagree with these accounts, for many reasons. In particular, a  
recurring problem is that they render true various implausibly specific  
When: Wed 5 Oct 2016 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
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