A unified theory of counterfactual reasoning

  title={A unified theory of counterfactual reasoning},
  author={Christopher G. Lucas and Charles Kemp},
A successful theory of causal reasoning should be able to account for inferences about counterfactual scenarios. Pearl (2000) has developed a formal account of causal reasoning that has been highly influential but that suffers from at least two limitations as an account of counterfactual reasoning: it does not distinguish between counterfactual observations and counterfactual interventions, and it does not accommodate backtracking counterfactuals. We present an extension of Pearl’s account that… CONTINUE READING
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