Absences, Possible Causation, and the Problem of Non-Locality

The Monist 92 (1):23-40 (2009)
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I argue that so-called ‘absence causation’must be treated in terms of counterfactuals about causation such as ‘had a occurred, a would have caused b’. First, I argue that some theories of causation that accept absence causation are unattractive because they undermine the idea of possible causation. And second, I argue that accepting absence causation violates a principle commonly associated with relativity
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Randolph Clarke (2012). What is an Omission? Philosophical Issues 22 (1):127-143.
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