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Facts, Causation, and Time

Michael Tooley

in Time, Tense, and Causation

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250746
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598623 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250746.003.0005
 Facts, Causation, and Time

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Takes the objections that were discussed in the previous chapter as a starting‐point for arguing in favour of the dynamic view of the world that is defended in the book.

It argues that satisfactory truth conditions for counterfactuals can only be given if the world is a dynamic one. Further, an argument from causation can be put forward in favour of the dynamic view:

Keywords: causal laws; causal relations; causation; counterfactuals; truth conditions

Chapter.  20218 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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