Ideas from 'Causes and Counterfactuals' by Jaegwon Kim [1973], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Causation' (ed/tr Sosa,E. /Tooley,M.) [OUP 1993,0-19-875094-3]].

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26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation / a. Causation
Causal statements are used to explain, to predict, to control, to attribute responsibility, and in theories
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 3. General Causation / c. Counterfactual causation
Many counterfactuals have nothing to do with causation
Counterfactuals can express four other relations between events, apart from causation
Causation is not the only dependency relation expressed by counterfactuals
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 9. Counterfactual Claims
Many counterfactual truths do not imply causation ('if yesterday wasn't Monday, it isn't Tuesday')