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Causation and counterfactuals

Author: John David Collins; Edward J Hall; L A Paul
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Series: Representation and mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text brings together some of the most important recent work connecting - or, in some cases, disputing the connection between - counterfactuals and causation, including the complete version of Lewis's Whitehead lectures, 'Causation as Influence'.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John David Collins; Edward J Hall; L A Paul
ISBN: 0262532565 9780262532563 0262033178 9780262033176
OCLC Number: 52979066
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: viii, 481 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Counterfactuals and causation : history, problems, and prospects / John Collins, Ned Hall, and L.A. Paul --
Trumping preemption / Jonathan Schaffer --
Causation as influence / David Lewis --
Preemptive prevention / John Collins --
Advertisement for a sketch of an outline of a prototheory of causation / Stephen Yablo --
Difference-making in context / Peter Menzies --
Causation and the price of transitivity / Ned Hall --
Aspect causation / L.A. Paul --
Two concepts of causation / Ned Hall --
Void and object / David Lewis --
Causing and nothingness / Helen Beebee --
For facts as causes and effects / D.H. Mellor --
Preempting preemption / David Coady --
Causes, contrasts, and the nontransitivity of causation / Cei Maslen --
Causation : probabilistic and counterfactual analyses / Igal Kvart --
A counterfactual analysis of indeterministic causation / Murali Ramachandran --
Do all and only causes raise the probabilities of effects? / Christopher Hitchcock --
Causation, counterfactuals, and the third factor / Tim Maudlin --
Going through the open door again : counterfactual versus singularist theories of causation / D.M Armstrong.
Series Title: Representation and mind.
Responsibility: edited by John Collins, Ned Hall, and L.A. Paul.

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