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Causal Explanatory Power

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EVA, Benjamin, Reuben STERN, 2019. Causal Explanatory Power. In: The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 70(4), pp. 1029-1050. ISSN 0007-0882. eISSN 1464-3537. Available under: doi: 10.1093/bjps/axy012

@article{Eva2019-12-01Causa-45432, title={Causal Explanatory Power}, year={2019}, doi={10.1093/bjps/axy012}, number={4}, volume={70}, issn={0007-0882}, journal={The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science}, pages={1029--1050}, author={Eva, Benjamin and Stern, Reuben} }

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