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Mario Günther (LMU Munich): “Actual Causation”
2 February, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Abstract: We put forth an analysis of actual causation. The analysis centers on the notion of a causal model that provides only partial information as to which events occur. The basic idea is this: an event c causes another event e just in case there is a causal model that is uninformative on e and in which e will occur if c does. We show that our analysis captures more causal scenarios than any account that tests for counterfactual dependence under certain contingencies.