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

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