TY - JOUR
AU1 - Teller, Paul
AB - 1. The problem and the program for this paper. Kripke, in explaining how he understands talk of possibility and explaining why there is no problem of âtransworld identityâ wrote the following about the possible cases we entertain when we roll two dice: Nor should any school pupil receive high marks for the question âHow do we know, in the state where die A is six and die B is five, whether it is die A or die B which is six? Donât we need a âcriterion of transstate identityâ to identify the die with a sixânot the die with a fiveâwith our die A?â The answer is, of course, that the state die A, 6; die B, 5 is given as such and distinguished from the state die B, 6; die A, 5 . The demand for some further âcriterion of transstate identityâ is so confused that no competent schoolchild would be so perversely philosophical as to make it. The âpossibilitiesâ simply are not given qualitatively....If they had been, there would have been just twenty-one distinct possibilities, not thirty-six. 1992, pp. 17 Yet it seems to a number of us that problems connected with quantum statistics and with
TI - The Ins and Outs of Counterfactual Switching
JF - Nous
DO - 10.1111/0029-4624.00302
DA - 2001-09-01
UR - https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/wiley/the-ins-and-outs-of-counterfactual-switching-JbiaPGlGSX
SP - 365
VL - 35
IS - 3
DP - DeepDyve
ER -