Philosophical Studies

, Volume 144, Issue 3, pp 391–401 | Cite as

Structural equations and causation: six counterexamples

  • Christopher Hitchcock


Hall [(2007), Philosophical Studies, 132, 109–136] offers a critique of structural equations accounts of actual causation, and then offers a new theory of his own. In this paper, I respond to Hall’s critique, and present some counterexamples to his new theory. These counterexamples are then diagnosed.


Causation Counterfactuals Causal models Structural equations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Humanities and Social SciencesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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