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Counterfactuals and Probability

Moritz Schulz


In this book, the semantics of counterfactuals is studied by drawing on contexts of epistemic uncertainty. Probability plays a twofold role: the concept is used both to describe how counterfactuals are evaluated and to determine an objective goal guiding this evaluation process. It is shown in detail which problems one faces in trying to reconcile the behaviour of counterfactuals in contexts of uncertainty with a truth-conditional semantics for counterfactuals. To face the resulting difficulties, the prospects of adapting the restrictor view to counterfactuals is discussed. In response to prob ... More

Keywords: counterfactuals, probability, uncertainty, semantics, restrictor view

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moritz Schulz, author
University of Hamburg