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Irreversible (One-hit) and Reversible (Sustaining) Causation

Ross, Lauren N. and Woodward, James (2021) Irreversible (One-hit) and Reversible (Sustaining) Causation. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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This paper explores a distinction across causal relationships that has yet to receive attention in the philosophical literature, namely, whether causal relationships are reversible or irreversible. We provide an analysis of this distinction and show how it has important implications for causal inference and modeling. This work also clarifies how various familiar puzzles involving preemption and over-determination play out differently depending on whether the causation involved is reversible.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Ross, Lauren
Keywords: Causation; Causal explanation; Causal modeling/inference
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: Lauren N. Ross
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 04:08
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 04:08
Item ID: 19836
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Date: November 2021

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