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Analyzing Causality: The opposite of Counterfactual is Factual

Bogen, Jim (2002) Analyzing Causality: The opposite of Counterfactual is Factual. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Using Jim Woodward's counterfactual dependency account of causality as an example, this paper argues that causal claims cannot be fuitfully analyzed by including the truth or falsity of counterfactuals among their truth conditions. The main reasons this derive from my understanding of Nuel Belnap's and his co-authors discussion of predictions about indeterministic systems.

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Bogen, Jim
Keywords: causality, explanation, counterfactuals
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: jim bogen
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2002
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:11
Item ID: 797
Public Domain: No

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