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Counterfactuals and causal structure

Kevin D. Hoover

in Causality in the Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574131
eISBN:
9780191728921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

The structural account of causation derives inter alia from Herbert Simon's work on causal order and was developed in Hoover's Causality in Macroeconomics and earlier articles. The structural account ... More


The Standard Story of Action : An Exchange (2)

Hornsby Jennifer

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is a response to the arguments presented in the previous one. The previous chapter’s criticisms were directed against philosophers who argue that deficiencies in the standard story of ... More


What Can We Learn about the Ontology of Space and Time from the Theory of Relativity?

John D. Norton

in Physical Theory: Method and Interpretation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195145649
eISBN:
9780199396740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145649.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

Many have inferred from the theory of relativity philosophical conclusions that are unjustified, such as that geometry is conventional or that spacetime should be reduced to the causal order among ... More


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