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Specificity and Redundant Causation

Strandin, Henning (2014) Specificity and Redundant Causation. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I present a metaphysically minimalist but theoretically strong version of fact causation, in which the causal relata constitute a full Boolean algebra, mirroring the entailment relation of the sentences that express them. I suggest a generalization of the notion of multiple realizability of causes in terms of specificity of facts, and employ this in an interpretation of what goes on in cases of apparently redundant causation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: causality; redundant causation; causal overdetermination; fact causation; specificity
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Depositing User: Mr. Henning Strandin
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 02:18
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2014 02:18
Item ID: 10547
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
Date: 3 March 2014

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