Counterfactuals and Undefinedness: homogeneity vs supervaluations. Marty, P.; Romoli, J.; and Santorio, P. In Proceedings of SALT30, pages 208–227, 2020.
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Theories of counterfactuals agree on appealing to a relation of comparative similarity, but disagree on the quantificational force of counterfactuals. We report on two experiments testing the predictions of three main approaches: universal theories, homogeneity theories, and single-world selection theories (plus supervaluations over selection functions). The critical cases in our experiment were constructed so as to discriminate between the three theories. Our results provide empirical support for the selectional theories, while challenging the other two approaches.
@inproceedings{Marty:2020b,
	Abstract = {Theories of counterfactuals agree on appealing to a relation of comparative
similarity, but disagree on the quantificational force of counterfactuals. We report on
two experiments testing the predictions of three main approaches: universal theories,
homogeneity theories, and single-world selection theories (plus supervaluations over
selection functions). The critical cases in our experiment were constructed so as to
discriminate between the three theories. Our results provide empirical support for
the selectional theories, while challenging the other two approaches.},
	Author = {Marty, Paul and Romoli, Jacopo and Santorio, Paolo},
	Booktitle = {{Proceedings of SALT30}},
	Date-Added = {2020-06-30 22:50:50 +0100},
	Date-Modified = {2020-07-08 21:38:23 +0200},
	Editor = {s},
	Pages = {208--227},
	Title = {{Counterfactuals and Undefinedness: homogeneity vs supervaluations}},
	Url = {https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/jgwZDc2Z/conditionals.pdf},
	Year = {2020},
	Bdsk-Url-1 = {https://semanticsarchive.net/Archive/jgwZDc2Z/conditionals.pdf}}
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