The Extensionality of Causal Contexts
Rosenberg (Alexander) & Martin (Robert)
Source: Midwest Studies in Philosophy (Vol IV) - Metaphysics
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    It is argued that the principle motive for offering an extensional account of the sentences which report causal relations is the supposition that such sentences report happenings whose occurrence is not dependent on our knowing of or describing them, i.E., Occurrences which are not "mind-dependent." The thesis, so motivated, is then argued for by the perusal of examples and the construction of a new criterion of extensionality, which is satisfied by causal statements, but not by, for example, modal1 or doxastic reports.

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