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...

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Published in:Synthese : An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 194, No. 12 (2017), p. 4983-5003
Main Author: Fisher, Tyrus
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1573-0964
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1007/s11229-016-1189-7
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