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Counterfactuals and Causal Explanation

Woodward, Jim (2002) Counterfactuals and Causal Explanation. [Preprint]

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    This paper defends the claim that counterfactuals with certain features play a central role in causal explanation. These are counterfactuals that describe the outcomes of hypothetical experiments. I compare my treatment to some influential alternative accounts and also reply to objections, including those raised by Bogen in this workshop.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: counterfactuals causal 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 Woodward
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2002
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:11
    Item ID: 839
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/839

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