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Thomas Kroedel
Universität Hamburg
Luke Fenton-Glynn
University College London
Abstract
We investigate whether standard counterfactual analyses of causation imply that the outcomes of space-like separated measurements on entangled particles are causally related. Although it has sometimes been claimed that standard CACs imply such a causal relation, we argue that a careful examination of David Lewis’s influential counterfactual semantics casts doubt on this. We discuss ways in which Lewis’s semantics and standard CACs might be extended to the case of space-like correlations
Keywords causation  counterfactuals  relativity  quantum entanglement
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/axt040
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