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    Counterfactuals and the benefit of hindsight

    Edgington, Dorothy (2006) Counterfactuals and the benefit of hindsight. In: Dowe, P. and Noorhof, P. (eds.) Chance and Cause. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 12-27. ISBN 9780415408486.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Philosophers have long been fascinated by the connection between cause and effect: are 'causes' things we can experience, or are they concepts provided by our minds? The study of causation goes back to Aristotle, but resurged with David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and is now one of the most important topics in metaphysics. Most of the recent work done in this area has attempted to place causation in a deterministic, scientific, worldview. But what about the unpredictable and chancey world we actually live in: can one theory of causation cover all instances of cause and effect?

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 16:06
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 09:44
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21069

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