Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World

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Index

a
action at a distance 10 , 11 , 91
Adams, E. 14 , 26 , 27
Anscombe, E. 109
April rains and the forest fire 190-3
Armstrong, D. 37 , 101 , 110 , 119
Aronson, J. 72
Assassin, Back-up140-5 , 148-9

b
Barker, S. 6 , 7 , 8 , 10 , 12 , 18 , 20 , 134 , 137 , 162 , 189 , 190 , 201
Bayes's Theorem 24
Beebee, H. 7 , 8 , 10 , 35 , 37 , 49-50 , 57 , 135 , 162 , 188 , 197 , 200
Bennett, J. 13 , 27 , 100 , 190
Braithwaite, R. 110

c
Carroll, J. 101 , 119
Cartwright, N. 3 , 57 , 98 , 139 , 146 , 200
causal asymmetry 10 , 94 , 201
causal processes 6 , 8 , 10 , 35 , 39-43 , 44 , 45 , 50 , 54-5 , 70-1 , 91 , 131-2 , 138 , 139 , 144-5
causal routes/paths 34-6 , 129-31 , 139 , 141-2 , 144 , 145-6
causation:
backwards 108-9 , 156 ;
ED theory 124-5 ;
indeterministic 1 , 14 , 19-20 , 30 , 53 , 120 , 124 , 132-3 , 152 , 164 , 187 ;
influence theory 64-5 ;
intrinsicality of 36-7 , 54-6 , 60 , 62-3 , 90-1 , 114 ;
M-set theory 65-6 ;
neutralizers 163 , 166-7 , 170-2 ;
S-set theory 67-9 , 160-1 , 188-91 , 196 , 199-200 ;
realist theory 10 , 78-81 , 109-10 ;
transference theory 58 , 71-3 ;
see also chance-lowering, chance-raising, counterfactuals, hasteners and delayers, overdetermination, overlapping, persisting tropes, preemption, prevention and omission, quasi-dependence, transitivity, trumping
chance 77 , 98-9 , 152 ;
conditional 152 , 164 ;
counterfactual 3 , 10 , 16 , 31 , 98-9 , 120-1 , 152 , 189-90
chance-lowering 28-9 , 39-40 , 43 , 48 , 53 , 56 , 139 , 140-1 , 143 , 148 , 196-7
chance-raising 1-4 , 9 , 10 , 35-6 , 39-43 , 56 , 96-7 , 120-1 , 148-9 , 152 , 156 , 164-6 , 194 ;
ab initio 164-6
Choi, S. 201
Collins, J. 74
Comeback Team 164-5
common cause principle 84-5 , 88
contingent chance-raising 7 , 8 , 10
counterfactuals 6 , 7 , 8 , 10 , 12 , 16 , 21 , 23 , 100-1 , 134 , 143 ;
and causal independence 20 ;
and inference practices 21-7 ;
and similarity 13 , 19 , 100-1 , 191-2 ;
hindsight 10 , 21-3 ;
standard picture 12-16

d
death-by-brick 40-7 , 53-4
decay back-up 32-3 , 46-51 , 108 , 177-180 , 196-9
Densely, M. 162
determinism 14-16 , 30 , 52 , 53
directed graphs 142-3
dog and bomb 193-6
double shooting 29
Dowe, P. 7 , 8 , 10 , 27 , 28 , 33 , 34 , 35 , 36 , 38 , 41-2 , 43-9 , 50-2 , 53-5 , 57 , 72 , 135 , 136 , 139 , 141-2 , 148-9 , 150 , 151 , 181 , 183 , 188 , 196-7
Dretske, F. 101 , 119

e
Edgington, D. 6 , 10 , 12 , 16 , 188 , 191 , 192 , 193
Eells, E. 139

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