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Causal overdetermination for Humeans?

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

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    Abstract

    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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    Item Type: Preprint
    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 11:19
    Item ID: 5349
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5349

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