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Causal overdetermination for Humeans?

Esfeld, Michael (2010) Causal overdetermination for Humeans? [Preprint]

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The paper argues against systematic overdetermination being an acceptable solution to the problem of mental causation within a Humean counterfactual theory of causation. The truth-makers of the counterfactuals in question include laws of nature, and there are laws that support physical to physical counterfactuals, but no laws in the same sense that support mental to physical counterfactuals.


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Esfeld, Michael
Keywords: counterfactuals, Humeanism, laws, mental causation, overdetermination
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5349
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5349

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