Counterfactual Theories of Causation

[Revised entry by Peter Menzies on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The basic idea of counterfactual theories of causation is that the meaning of causal claims can be
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[Revised entry by Peter Menzies on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The basic idea of counterfactual theories of causation is that the meaning of causal claims can be explained in terms of counterfactual conditionals of the form "If A had not occurred, C would not have occurred". While counterfactual analyses have been given of type-causal concepts, most counterfactual analyses have focused on singular causal or...

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