%0 Generic
%A Vaidman, Lev
%D 2003
%F pittphilsci:1108
%K Time symmetry, counterfactuals, probability, quantum
%T Discussion: Time-Symmetric Quantum Counterfactuals
%U http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/1108/
%X There is a trend to consider counterfactuals as invariably time-asymmetric. Recently, this trend manifested itself in the controversy about validity of counterfactual application of a time-symmetric quantum probability rule. Kastner (2003) analyzed this controversy and concluded that there are time-symmetric quantum counterfactuals which are consistent, but they turn out to be trivial. I correct Kastner's misquotation of my defense of time-symmetric quantum counterfactuals and explain their non-trivial aspects, thus contesting the claim that counterfactuals have to be time-asymmetric.