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A Structural Equations Account of Negative Causation

Menzies, Peter (2006) A Structural Equations Account of Negative Causation. In: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Contributed Papers.

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    This paper criticizes a recent account of token causation that states that negative causation involving absences of events is of a fundamentally different kind from positive causation involving events. The paper employs the structural equations framework to advance a theory of token causation that applies uniformly to positive and negative causation alike.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: causation, structural equations, negative causation, omissions
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Conferences and Volumes: [2006] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 20th Biennial Mtg (Vancouver) > PSA 2006 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Peter Menzies
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 2962
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2962

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