Linking causal and explanatory asymmetry

Philosophy of Science 60 (3):435-451 (1993)
This essay defends two theses that jointly establish a link between causal and explanatory asymmetry. The first thesis is that statements specifying facts about effects, unlike statements specifying facts about causes, are not "independently variable". The second thesis is that independent variability among purportedly explanatory factors is a necessary condition on scientific explanations
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DOI 10.1086/289745
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