, Volume 190, Issue 4, pp 681–691

Similarity and cotenability


DOI: 10.1007/s11229-012-0198-4

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Djordjevic, V. Synthese (2013) 190: 681. doi:10.1007/s11229-012-0198-4


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.


CounterfactualsLewisGoodmanCotenabilityAbsolute similarity

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia