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dc.titleThe Counteridentical Account of Explanatory Identities
dc.contributor.authorWilhelm, Isaac
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-08T09:02:25Z
dc.date.available2022-08-08T09:02:25Z
dc.date.issued2021-02
dc.identifier.citationWilhelm, 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
dc.identifier.issn0022362X
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230098
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>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.</jats:p>
dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
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dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-08-08T02:14:30Z
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF PHILOSOPHY
dc.description.doi10.5840/jphil202111826
dc.description.sourcetitleThe Journal of Philosophy
dc.description.volume118
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page57-78
dc.published.stateUnpublished
dc.description.redepositcompleted
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