On the Role of Past Tense in Resolving Similarity in Counterfactuals
AbstractIn this paper I investigate the semantics of counterfactual conditionals. I propose a generalized de re analysis according to which counterfactuals are predicated de re of situations in the actual world. I compare the resulting local view of similarity with the global view found in Lewis-Stalnaker style proposals, presenting arguments in favor of the former. In the de re analysis, past tense identifies the actual world situation the counterfactual is about.
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Arregui, A. (2019). On the Role of Past Tense in Resolving Similarity in Counterfactuals. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 12, 17-31. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2008.v12i0.573
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