Ideas from 'Event Causation: counterfactual analysis' by Jonathan Bennett [1987], by Theme Structure

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

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7. Existence / B. Change in Existence / 4. Events / a. Nature of events
Maybe an event's time of occurrence is essential to it
Maybe each event has only one possible causal history
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation
Either cause and effect are subsumed under a conditional because of properties, or it is counterfactual
Delaying a fire doesn't cause it, but hastening it might
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 2. Types of cause
Causes are between events ('the explosion') or between facts/states of affairs ('a bomb dropped')
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / c. Counterfactual causation
The full counterfactual story asserts a series of events, because counterfactuals are not transitive
A counterfactual about an event implies something about the event's essence