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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 (Unpublished)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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    Item Type: Other
    Keywords: causality, explanation, counterfactuals
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    General Issues > Explanation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2002] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 18th Biennial Mtg - PSA 2002: Contributed Papers (Milwaukee, WI; 2002) > PSA 2002 Workshops
    Depositing User: jim bogen
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 797
    Public Domain: No
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/797

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