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Erklärung und Kausalität

Max Kistler


Causation is analysed in terms of transference of amounts of conserved quantities between events. Such amounts are tropes. However, causal explanations are directly made true, not by transmission relations but by relations of causal responsibility, of a fact Fc about the cause event c for a fact Ge about the effect event e. Causal responsibility is analysed in terms of causation between events c and e and a law of nature holding between the properties F and G. This account overcomes many objections against other process theories, as well as against accounts in terms of counterfactual dependency and conditional probabilities.
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Max Kistler. Erklärung und Kausalität. philosophia naturalis, 2002, 39 (1), pp.89-109. ⟨ijn_00000298⟩
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