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Theories admitting counterfactuals


As stated earlier, different theories admit different counterfactuals. Our goal is to make this more definite for common sense theories, but theories involving differential equations (and difference equations) admit particular kinds of counterfactuals in informative ways. We discuss them first and then move on to common sense theories for which counterfactuals are more important.

John McCarthy
Wed Jul 12 14:10:43 PDT 2000