Causality Without Counterfactuals
Salmon (Wesley)
Source: Salmon - Causality and Explanation
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    This paper presents a drastically revised version of the theory of causality1, based on analyses of causal processes and causal interactions, advocated in Salmon (1984). Relying heavily on modified versions of proposals by P Dowe, this article answers penetrating objections by Dowe and P Kitcher to the earlier theory. It shows how the new theory circumvents a host of difficulties that have been raised in the literature. The result is, I hope, a more satisfactory analysis of physical causality2.

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