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Single Idea 22635

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / c. Counterfactual causation]

Full Idea

I doubt that anyone will accept any counterfactual as true unless they believe they know the underlying causality.

Gist of Idea

People only accept the counterfactual when they know the underlying cause


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 9.3)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.155

A Reaction

Correct. Almost any example will support it. Compare coincidences and true causes.