Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil202111826
Title: The Counteridentical Account of Explanatory Identities
Authors: Wilhelm, Isaac 
Issue Date: Feb-2021
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center
Citation: Wilhelm, Isaac (2021-02). The Counteridentical Account of Explanatory Identities. The Journal of Philosophy 118 (2) : 57-78. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.5840/jphil202111826
Abstract: Many explanations rely on identity facts. In this paper, I propose an account of how identity facts explain: roughly, the fact that A is identical to B explains another fact whenever that other fact depends, counterfactually, on A being identical to B. As I show, this account has many virtues. It avoids several problems facing accounts of explanatory identities, and when precisified using structural equations, it can be used to defend interventionist accounts of causation against an objection.
Source Title: The Journal of Philosophy
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230098
ISSN: 0022362X
DOI: 10.5840/jphil202111826
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