Laws, Accidental Generalities, and Counterfactual Conditionals
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If Sam had come to Eve’s party, he would have enjoyed himself present problems. Of these, two are the most important. First A counterfactual conditional cannot be translated in the usual way by means of the horseshoe of material implication. What, then, is its logical form? Second. A counterfactual seems to describe not a fact but an unreality. Thus, in (1) a situation, namely, Sam’s coming to the party, which, it is admitted, has not happened to Sam, that is, is unreal, is further determined by another unreality, namely Sam’s enjoying himself
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