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Synthese

, Volume 190, Issue 4, pp 681-691

Similarity and cotenability

  • Vladan DjordjevicAffiliated withPhilosophy Department, University of Belgrade Email author 

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Counterfactuals Lewis Goodman Cotenability Absolute similarity