COUNTERFACTUALS

In this talk I will survey my account of counterfactuals. It consists of probabilistic conditions, backed up by causal conditions, themselves probabilistic (although such causal conditions will not be unpacked probabilistically in this talk). It makes uses of a probabilistic notion of processes. It does not make any use of the standard notion of closer or closest possible world or world state, as in some main-stream conceptions of counterfactuals. The talk will be to a large extent informal, but it will exhibit the basis on which a formal theory can be established.

Location: 
Elath Hall, 2nd floor, Feldman Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus
Dates: 
Friday, June 22, 2007 - 10:00 to 12:00
Old Lecturers: 
IGAL KVART
Old Lecturers University: 
HEBREW UNIVERSITY