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CAUSATION AND THE CANBERRA PLAN

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David Lewis has a general recipe for analysis: the Canberra Plan. His analyses of mind, color, and value all proceed according to the plan. What is curious is that his analysis of causation – one of his seminal analyses – doesn't. It doesn't and according to Lewis it can't. Lewis has two objections against using the Canberra Plan to analyze causation. After presenting Lewis' objections I argue that they both fail. I then draw some lessons from their failure.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0114.2011.01395.x

Affiliations: Department of Philosophy, Boston University

Publication date: 2011-06-01

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