Graduate studies at Western
Journal of Philosophy 73 (8):193-207 (1976)
|Abstract||I criticize and emend J L Mackie's account of causal priority by replacing ‘fixity’ in its central clause by 'x is a causal condition of y, but y is not a causal condition of x'. This replacement works only if 'is a causal condition of' is not a symmetric relation. Even apart from our desire to account for causal priority, it is desirable to have an account of nonsymmetric conditionship. Truth, for example, is a condition of knowledge, but knowledge is not a condition of truth. My definitions of 'sufficient condition for' and 'necessary condition for' do not imply that p is a sufficient condition of q if and only if q is a necessary condition of p.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Mathias Frisch (2010). Causes, Counterfactuals, and Non-Locality. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 88 (4):655-672.
J. A. Cover (1987). Causal Priority and Causal Conditionship. Synthese 71 (1):19 - 36.
Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson (2008). The Logical Vs. The Ontological Understanding of Conditions. Metaphysica 9 (2):129-137.
David H. Sanford (1985). Causal Dependence and Multiplicity. Philosophy 60 (232):215-230.
Jiji Zhang & Peter Spirtes (2008). Detection of Unfaithfulness and Robust Causal Inference. Minds and Machines 18 (2):239-271.
Yuval Steinitz (2001). The Logical Paradox of Causation. Journal of Philosophical Research 26:223-227.
Iain Martel, The Principle of the Common Cause, the Causal Markov Condition, and Quantum Mechanics: Comments on Cartwright.
DM Hausman & J. Woodward (1999). Independence, Invariance and the Causal Markov Condition. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (4):521-583.
Daniel M. Hausman & James Woodward (2004). Modularity and the Causal Markov Condition: A Restatement. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 55 (1):147-161.
Peter Spirtes (2011). Intervention, Determinism, and the Causal Minimality Condition. Synthese 182 (3):335-347.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads6 ( #154,923 of 739,447 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,287 of 739,447 )
How can I increase my downloads?