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But, if anything, the analogy proves the opposite, for in the former case we do not at t2 imply that she was already a mother at t1 any more than we can plausibly state at t2 that Marley killed the Sheriff at t1. Legitimate talk at t2 of a killer’s life before t1 (when his first victim died) does not license the inference – no matter when one makes it – that the said person was already a killer then (see also Ginet 1982: 60 and Mackie 1997). All such difficulties vanish, however, once we distinguish between the cause of the Sheriff ’s death, namely the shooting, and the logically related yet distinct causing of his 14 basic actions and individuation death, namely the killing (see Lowe 1981 and Weintraub 2003; though cf.
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