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Author Cespedes, Esteban, author
Title Causal overdetermination and contextualism / Esteban Céspedes
Imprint New York, NY : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BD541 .C35 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020172966
Descript 86 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series SpringerBriefs in philosophy
Note The Counterfactual Account of Causation -- 2. The Ranking-Theoretic Account of Causation -- 3. The Probabilistic Account of Causation -- 4. Causal Processes -- 5. Explanatory Exclusion and the Context of Explanation -- 6. Conclusions and Final Remarks
"This work explains how different theories of causation confront causal overdetermination. Chapters clarify the problem of overdetermination and explore its fundamental aspects. It is argued that a theory of causation can account for our intuitions in overdetermination cases only by accepting that the adequacy of our claims about causation depends on the context in which they are evaluated.The author proposes arguments for causal contextualism and provides insight which is valuable for resolution of the problem"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Causation
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