Against proportionality

Analysis 72 (1):89-93 (2012)
Abstract
A statement of the form ‘C caused E’ obeys the requirement of proportionality precisely when C says no more than what is necessary to bring about E. The thesis that causal statements must obey this requirement might be given a semantic or a pragmatic justification. We use the idea that causal claims are contrastive to criticize both
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anr135
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