Counterlegal dependence and causation’s arrows: causal models for backtrackers and counterlegals
A counterlegal is a counterfactual conditional containing an antecedent that is inconsistent with some set of laws. A backtracker is a counterfactual that tells us how things would be at a time earlier than that of its antecedent, were the antecedent to obtain. Typically, theories that evaluate coun...
|Published in:||Synthese : An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 194, No. 12 (2017), p. 4983-5003|
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Synthese : An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 194, No. 12 (2017), p. 4983-5003