PP-2004-23: Making Counterfactual Assumptions

PP-2004-23: Veltman, Frank (2004) Making Counterfactual Assumptions. [Report]

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This paper provides an update semantics for counterfactual
conditionals. It does so by giving a dynamic twist to the `Premise
Semantics' for counterfactuals developed in the late seventies. It
also offers an alternative solution to the problems with naive Premise
Semantics discussed by Angelika Kratzer in `Lumps of Thought. Such an
alternative is called for given the triviality results presented in
Kanazawa et.al (to appear). Kanazawa, M., S. Kaufmann, and
S. Peters,"Conditionals in Possible Worlds: Times Three", Journal of
Semantics, 2005, to appear. Kratzer, A.,"An investigation of the
lumps of thought",Linguistics and Philosophy,1989,3-27.

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2004-23
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2004
Uncontrolled Keywords: Update semantics; conditionals; counterfactuals
Depositing User: Frank Veltman
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/134

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