David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Quarterly 53 (213):556–565 (2003)
We propose that all actual causes are simultaneous with their direct effects, as illustrated by both everyday examples and the laws of physics. We contrast this view with the sequential conception of causation, according to which causes must occur prior to their effects. The key difference between the two views of causation lies in differing assumptions about the mathematical structure of time
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Olivier Massin (2009). The Metaphysics of Forces. Dialectica 64 (4):555-589.
Alex Baia (2012). Presentism and the Grounding of Truth. Philosophical Studies 159 (3):341-356.
Sungho Choi (2007). Causation and Counterfactual Dependence. Erkenntnis 67 (1):1 - 16.
Robert C. Bishop (2005). Downward Causation in Fluid Convection. Synthese 160 (2):229 - 248.
Andrei A. Buckareff (2012). An Action Theoretic Problem for Intralevel Mental Causation. Philosophical Issues 22 (1):89-105.
Similar books and articles
Douglas Ehring (1985). Simultaneous Causation and Causal Chains. Analysis 45 (2):98 - 102.
Jay F. Rosenberg (1998). Kant and the Problem of Simultaneous Causation. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 6 (2):167 – 188.
A. David Kline (1980). Are There Cases of Simultaneous Causation? PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980:292 - 301.
Stephen Mumford & Rani Lill Anjum (2009). Double Prevention and Powers. Journal of Critical Realism 8 (3):277-293.
Brad Weslake (forthcoming). A Partial Theory of Actual Causation. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
Douglas Ehring (1987). Non-Simultaneous Causation. Analysis 47 (1):28 - 32.
Lynne Rudder Baker (1993). Metaphysics and Mental Causation. In John Heil & Alfred R. Mele (eds.), Mental Causation. Oxford University Press. 75-96.
Menno Hulswit (2005). How Causal is Downward Causation? Journal for General Philosophy of Science 36 (2):261 - 287.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads56 ( #33,053 of 1,410,301 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #30,399 of 1,410,301 )
How can I increase my downloads?