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ABSTRACT. Phenomenalism, as has often been observed, is an untenable position because it is committed to there being barely true subjunctive conditionals. In this paper I argue that all anti-realists are committed to there being such conditionals, and so if phenomenalism is untenable because of this, so too are all other anti-realist accounts. I first argue that all anti-realists are committed to some instance of a schema ANT. I then argue that they are committed to a particular definition of a key term within the schema that contains a barely true subjunctive conditional.

 

Written by BENJAMIN L. CURTIS
 
 
 

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