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Smokers and psychos: Egan cases don't work

Ahmed, Arif (2010) Smokers and psychos: Egan cases don't work. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Andy Egan's Smoking Lesion and Psycho Button cases are supposed to be counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). I argue that if well-known Newcomb type cases don't already refute CDT then neither do Egan's cases. In any event Egan's cases add nothing new to whatever case already exists against CDT.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Ahmed, Arifama24@cam.ac.uk
Keywords: Causal Decision Theory
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Decision Theory
Depositing User: Arif Ahmed
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 11:18
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2010 11:18
Item ID: 8341
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8341

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