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What is the theory of defining consciousness by the ability to use counterfactuals called?

I'm aware there are a number of ways of defining if something is conscious or sentient. Such as the ability to experience qualia, or the ability to be aware you're experiencing qualia. Another theory ...
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Does denying the Limit Assumption in counterfactual logic lead to contradiction?

According to the similarity semantics for counterfactuals, a counterfactual A > C is true iff on the most similar class of worlds to the actual world (or any given world the counterfactual's truth ...
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Why can Transitivity fail for counterfactual arguments?

Perhaps it's just me and my zero study of philosophy, but the sentences at Counterfactual Fallacies look too long and incomprehensible! E.g. what's the "first premise" that I bolded? what's the "...