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David Lewis

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780195036466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195036468.001.0001

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Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow

Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow

(p.32) Seventeen Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow
Philosophical Papers Volume II

David Lewis

Oxford University Press

Upholds the asymmetry of counterfactual dependence, and proposes a semantic analysis of counterfactual conditionals that can account for it. It also considers the asymmetry of miracles and that of overdetermination, and answers the “future similarity” objection. The paper contains five postscripts, dealing with objections and further issues arising from the proposed account.

Keywords:   asymmetry, causation, counterfactual conditionals, counterfactual dependence, indeterminism, miracles, overdetermination, time's arrow

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