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Causation and Laws of Nature

Volume 14 of the series Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science pp 175-185

The Open Door: Counterfactual Versus Singularist Theories of Causation

  • D. M. ArmstrongAffiliated withUniversity of Sydney

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Abstract

All contemporary analytic philosophers owe an enormous debt to David Lewis, not least myself. But in this paper my object will be to criticize his Counterfactual theory of causation, and to argue instead for a Singularist theory.1