Dee: Why not? You saved her, I didn't. I knew what had to happen, you didn't. Emily: But if she was never in danger - Dee: She was in danger! It just turned out ok. Emily: What, so it's only knowing that makes the difference? Dee: I think it's the main thing, yeah. Emily: But we both acted in ways that prevented her from dying! If either of us wasn't there, she would've died. Dee: But if you were there and I wasn't, you could've saved her. Emily: No! I needed your scythe! Dee: You didn't need it, it was just the most convenient thing to use. Emily: How else could I have got her down? I couldn't have left her on the chair and run for scissors! She wouldn't have stood on her own, and I had no idea she wasn't gonna kick it over again! Dee: I think you could have done it, one way or another. Emily: I don't! Besides, I don't think you can pretend I could have saved her without you, because I would never have even been there! Dee: What about your lie? I thought it seemed plausible. Emily: Well it wasn't! We both acted in vital ways to save her.
--- Alt text:One of those pages that has me flipping through my old epistemology textbook like 'who were we reading when we talked about ''possible worlds''?' I remember some of my lecturer's examples but not the reading for that week. Ah well
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