Counterpossibles in Semantics and Metaphysics [Special Issue]
Issue: Issue 04 • Author/s: Timothy Williamson
Topics: Epistemology, Philosophical logic
This paper defends from recent objections and misunderstandings the orthodox view that subjunctive conditionals with impossible antecedents are true. It explains apparent counterexamples as cases where a normally reliable suppositional heuristic for assessing conditionals gives incorrect results, which some theorists take at face value.