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Transference, or identity theories of causation?

García Encinas, María José (2004) Transference, or identity theories of causation? THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 19 (1). pp. 31-47. ISSN 2171-679X

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Abstract

Transference theorists propose to explain causation in terms of the transference of a physical element. I
argue, in two steps, that this is not possible. First, I show that available accounts of ‘transference’ ultimately
convey that transference —and, consequently, causation— is the (non-relational) identity over time of the
transferred element (a universal, a trope, or even an absolute substance). But, second, I try to defend, it is
conceptually impossible that causation is (non-relational) identity.


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García Encinas, María Josémjgencinas@yahoo.com
Additional Information: ISSN: 0495-4548 (print)
Keywords: transference, causation, identity, universal, trope
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 18:12
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2014 18:12
Item ID: 10511
Journal or Publication Title: THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science
Publisher: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
Official URL: http://www.ehu.es/ojs/index.php/THEORIA/article/vi...
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1387/theoria.600
Date: January 2004
Page Range: pp. 31-47
Volume: 19
Number: 1
ISSN: 2171-679X
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10511

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