Trumping the causal influence account of causation

Philosophical Studies 142 (2):153 - 160 (2009)
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Jim Stone
University of New Orleans
Abstract
Here is a simple counterexample to David Lewis’s causal influence account of causation, one that is especially illuminating due to its connection to what Lewis himself writes: it is a variant of his trumping example.
Keywords David Lewis  Causation  Causal influence  Counterfactuals  Symmetrical redundant causation  Trumping preemption
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-007-9180-2
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