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