Williamson on counterpossibles

Francesco Berto*, Rohan French, Graham Priest, David Ripley

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A counterpossible conditional is a counterfactual with an impossible antecedent. Common sense delivers the view that some such conditionals are true, and some are false. In recent publications, Timothy Williamson has defended the view that all are true. In this paper we defend the common sense view against Williamson’s objections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-713
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
Issue number4
Early online date16 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • Counterfactual modal epistemology
  • Counterpossible conditionals
  • Impossible worlds
  • Nonvacuism


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