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Realizing What Might Be

I got the good news that my article "Realizing What Might Be" is to appear in Philosophical Studies. The latest version of the paper is available in the Research section, and I will add the DOI as soon as it is assigned. The research section also has the abstract of the paper, but for the really impatient, here is the highlight reel:

  1. There is a logical link between conditionals and epistemic modals.

  2. The suppositional view of conditionals à la Edgington cannot account for this link.

  3. In contrast, the dynamic view of conditionals can account for this link.

  4. This is no mere coincidence: the dynamic view gets the fundamentals of hypothetical reasoning right, while the suppositional view gets them wrong.

UPDATE (2/18): The paper is now published online, DOI: 10.1007/s11098-010-9514-3.

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