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Causes and explanations: a structural-model approach. I: Causes. (English) Zbl 1092.03003
Summary: We propose a new definition of actual causes, using structural equations to model counterfactuals. We show that the definition yields a plausible and elegant account of causation that handles well examples which have caused problems for other definitions and resolves major difficulties in the traditional account.

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03A05 Philosophical and critical aspects of logic and foundations
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