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Single Idea 3406

[catalogued under 10. Modality / B. Possibility / 9. Counterfactuals]

Full Idea

For counterfactuals there is the 'nomic-derivational' approach (which logically derives them from laws), and the 'possible world' approach (based on truth in worlds close to the actual one).

Gist of Idea

Counterfactuals are either based on laws, or on nearby possible worlds


report of Jaegwon Kim (Philosophy of Mind [1996], p.141) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Philosophy of Mind' [Westview 1998], p.141