Structural equations and causation: six counterexamples

Philosophical Studies 144 (3):391-401 (2009)
Abstract
Hall [(2007), Philosophical Studies, 132, 109–136] offers a critique of structural equations accounts of actual causation, and then offers a new theory of his own. In this paper, I respond to Hall’s critique, and present some counterexamples to his new theory. These counterexamples are then diagnosed.
Keywords Causation  Counterfactuals  Causal models  Structural equations
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-008-9216-2
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