Smokers and psychos: Egan cases don't work

Publication Year:
2010
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8341
Author(s):
Ahmed, Arif
preprint description
Andy Egan's Smoking Lesion and Psycho Button cases are supposed to be counterexamples to Causal Decision Theory (CDT). I argue that if well-known Newcomb type cases don't already refute CDT then neither do Egan's cases. In any event Egan's cases add nothing new to whatever case already exists against CDT.