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Andreas, Holger; Guenther, Mario (2020): Causation in terms of production. In: Philosophical Studies, Vol. 177, No. 6: pp. 1565-1591
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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse actual causation in terms of production. The latter concept is made precise by a strengthened Ramsey Test semantics of conditionals: A C iff, after suspending judgement about A and C, C is believed in the course of assuming A. This test allows us to (epistemically) verify or falsify that an event brings about another event. Complementing the concept of production by a weak condition of difference-making gives rise to a full-fledged analysis of causation.