Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation

Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation

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How are causal judgements such as 'the ice on the road caused the traffic accident' connected with judgements such as 'if there had not been any ice on the road, the traffic accident would not have happened'? This book looks at this question by uniting psychological and philosophical approaches to causation and counterfactuals.But this change in the imagined circumstances of the example involves reversing the counterfactuals of types (i) and (ii): in the new circumstances the type (i) counterfactual is a#39;If I were hit by a meteor, I would not write this essaya#39;, and the typeanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation
Author:Christoph Hoerl, Teresa McCormack, Sarah R. Beck
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2011-11-03


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