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A fundamental problem of causation (with no solution)

  • Sahlin Nils-Eric
  • Halldén Sören
  • Bengt Hansson
  • Wlodek Rabinowicz
Publiceringsår: 1999
Språk: Engelska
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Spinning Ideas: Electronic Essays Dedicated to Peter Gärdenfors on His Fiftieth Birthday
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Department of Philosophy, Lund University


Traditional views of causation are cause-effect views. Among other things, what is claimed is that when a causal report is true, a cause and an effect exist. Similarly with theories of causal beliefs, such as Gärdenfors's (1988) view that - by looking at the contraction with respect to the cause of the given epistemic state - we can apply the simple criterion that the occurrence of C raises the probability of the occurrence of E. The cause and the effect has been at centre in much theorising about causation and causal beliefs.


  • Medical Ethics
  • Ramsey
  • Tropes
  • Universals
  • Causal belief
  • Causation
  • Ontology



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