Counterfactuals and Explanatory Pluralism


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Jared A. Millson
California State University, Bakersfield
Kareem Khalifa
Middlebury College
Abstract
Recent literature on noncausal explanation raises the question as to whether explanatory monism, the thesis that all explanations submit to the same analysis, is true. The leading monist proposal holds that all explanations support change-relating counterfactuals. We provide several objections to this monist position.
Keywords explanation  counterfactuals  pluralism
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DOI 10.1093/bjps/axy048
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