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CAUSAL EXPLANATION AND MANIPULATION

  • STATHIS PSILLOS
Part of the BOSTON STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE book series (BSPS, volume 252)

Abstract

Causal explanation proceeds by citing the causes of the explanandum. Any model of causal explanation requires a specification of the relation between cause and effect in virtue of which citing the cause explains the effect. In particular, it requires a specification of what it is for the explanandum to be causally dependent on the explanans and what types of things (broadly understood) the explanans are.

Keywords

Causal Structure Causal Explanation Causal Claim Counterfactual Dependence Counterfactual Conditional 
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