A counterfactual analysis of indeterministic causation

Ramachandran, Murali (2004) A counterfactual analysis of indeterministic causation. In: Collins, J, Hall, N and Paul, LA (eds.) Causation and Counterfactuals. MIT Press, pp. 387-402. ISBN 9780262532563

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Abstract

This paper identifies some simple counterexamples to Lewis's account of indeterministic causation in terms of chance and counterfactuals. It proposes a different account to handle these problems, by way of introducing a notion of 'overall world chance'.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The approach here is different from the one taken in "Indeterministic causation and varieties of chance-raising": it involves a novel notion of 'overall world chance', and it aims to accommodate backwards causation.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Depositing User: Murali Ramachandran
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:00
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 08:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23516
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