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Explanatory Conditionals

Andreas, Holger (2018) Explanatory Conditionals. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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The present paper aims to complement causal model approaches to causal explanation by Woodward [15], Halpern and Pearl [5], and Strevens [14]. It centres on a strengthened Ramsey Test of conditionals: α ≫ γ iff, after sus- pending judgment about α and γ, an agent can infer γ from the supposition of α (in the context of further beliefs in the background). It has been shown by Andreas and Gu ̈nther [1] that such a conditional can be used as starting point of an analysis of ‘because’ in natural language. In what follows, we shall refine this analysis so as to yield a fully fledged account of (deterministic) causal explanation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: causation, conditionals, explanation, Ramsey Test.
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Dr. Holger Andreas
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 17:56
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 17:56
Item ID: 15233
Subjects: General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
Date: 1 March 2018

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