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Cause, effect, and fake causation

Publiceringsår: 2002
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 129-143
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Synthese
Volym: 131
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Springer Netherlands


The possibility of apparently negative causation has been discussed in a number of recent works on causation, but the discussion has suffered from being scattered. In this paper, the problem of apparently negative causation and its attempted solutions are examined in more detail. I discuss and discard three attempts that have been suggested in the literature. My conclusion is negative: Negative causation shows that the traditional cause & effect view is inadequate. A more unified causal perspective is needed.



  • Philosophy and Religion


  • ISSN: 0039-7857

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