Subjunctive Conditionals and Time's Arrow
Lewis tried to use his analysis of subjunctive conditionals to explain time's arrow: our sense of the fixity of the past and non‐fixity of the future. This required him to state his analysis—and thus his conditions for closeness of worlds—without using any temporal‐order concepts, only temporal‐metric ones. Criticism of his ingenious attempt to do this, especially his thesis about what it takes for there to be a convergence of two previously unalike worlds.
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