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Essentialist Blindness would not preclude counterfactual knowledge

Citation
Roca-Royes S (2012) Essentialist Blindness would not preclude counterfactual knowledge. Philosophia Scientiae, 16 (2), pp. 149-172. https://doi.org/10.4000/philosophiascientiae.745

Abstract
This paper does two things. First, it defends, against a potential threat to it, the claim that a capacity for essentialist knowledge should not be placed among the core capacities for counterfactual knowledge. Second, it assesses a consequence of that claim—or better: of the discussion by means of which I defend it—in relation to Kment's and Williamson's views on the relation between modality and counterfactuals.

Keywords
Epistemology of counterfactuals; Epistemology of modality

Journal
Philosophia Scientiae: Volume 16, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Roca-Royes, Sonia
Publication date31/12/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/19908
PublisherKime Editions
ISSN1281-2463
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