PSA2016: The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

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Probabilistic Actual Causation

Actual (token) causes – e.g. Suzy’s being exposed to asbestos – often bring about their effects – e.g. Suzy’s suffering mesothelioma – probabilistically. I use probabilistic
causal models to tackle one of the thornier difficulties for traditional accounts of probabilistic actual causation: namely probabilistic preemption.

Author Information:

Luke Fenton-Glynn    
Department of Philosophy
University College London

 

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