, Volume 190, Issue 4, pp 681-691

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Similarity and cotenability

  • Vladan DjordjevicAffiliated withPhilosophy Department, University of Belgrade Email author 

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In this paper I present some difficulties for Lewis’s and similar theories of counterfactuals, and suggest that the problem lies in the notion of absolute similarity. In order to explain the problem, I discuss the relation between Lewis’s and Goodman’s theory, and show that the two theories are not related in the way Lewis thought they were.


Counterfactuals Lewis Goodman Cotenability Absolute similarity