Keeping track of the time: Emending the counterfactual analysis of causation

Analysis 58 (3):191–198 (1998)

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L. A. Paul
Yale University
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Counterfactual analyses of causation can provide elegant analyses of many cases of causation. However, they fail to give intuitively correct analyses of cases involving a commonplace variety of late preemptive causation. I argue that a small emendation can solve the problem.
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