Graded Causation and Defaults
CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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This paper extends the account of actual causation offered by Halpern and Pearl 2005. We show that this account yields the wrong judgment in certain classes of cases. We offer a revised definition that incorporates consideration of defaults, typicality, and normality. The revised definition takes actual causation to be both graded and comparative. We then apply our definition to a number of cases.