November 21, 2015

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

"Counteressential Conditionals" in Thought

My paper "Counteressential Conditionals" has just been accepted (conditional on further revisions) by Thought. This is a revised and expanded version of a paper that I will be presenting at the Central APA in Chicago on March 3. The journal's self-archiving policy does not permit me to post the final version, so you'll have to wait on that, but the short version that will be presented at the APA is available here.

This is a more or less straight metaphysics paper (my first!), but it fits in with my work in philosophy of religion/philosophical theology. These kind of conditionals play a key role in the analysis of omnipotence Alexander Pruss and I proposed. I believe the account of counteressentials I give here can be used to answer some of Scott Hill's objections to our analysis and also Sarah Adams' very interesting objections to theories of omnipotence that include what Pruss and I call perfect efficacy. I plan to write a paper on this soon.

I also deploy this understanding of counteressentials in my foundational grounding paper.

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