Explanatory Conditionals

Philosophy of Science (forthcoming)

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Holger Andreas
University Of British Columbia, Okanagan
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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. 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 causal explanation.
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