Mumford and Anjum on causal necessitarianism and antecedent strengthening

Analysis 72 (4):731-735 (2012)

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E. J. Lowe
Durham University
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Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum have recently attacked causal necessitarianism – the doctrine that causes necessitate their effects – on the grounds that causation does not survive what they describe as the test of antecedent strengthening. This article shows that there are credible conditional logics which do not sanction this test, thereby providing an escape route for proponents of causal necessitarianism from Mumford and Anjum's argument
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ans108
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