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Branching and uncertainty

Abstract:

Following Lewis, it is widely held that branching worlds differ in important ways from diverging worlds. There is, however, a simple and natural semantics under which ordinary sentences uttered in branching worlds have much the same truth values as they conventionally have in diverging worlds. Under this semantics, whether branching or diverging, speakers cannot say in advance which branch or world is theirs. They are uncertain as to the outcome. This same semantics ensures the truth of utter...

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10.1093/bjps/axn029

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Journal:
BRITISH JOURNAL FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
293-305
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1464-3537
ISSN:
0007-0882
URN:
uuid:3f560d2f-6d61-43f5-8226-ff746cfce5c4
Source identifiers:
67718
Local pid:
pubs:67718
Language:
English

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