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  1. Following the FAD: Folk Attributions and Theories of Actual Causation.Jonathan Livengood, Justin Sytsma & David Rose - 2017 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 8 (2):273-294.
    In the last decade, several researchers have proposed theories of actual causation that make use of structural equations and directed graphs. Many of these researchers are committed to a widely-endorsed folk attribution desideratum, according to which an important constraint on the acceptability of a theory of actual causation is agreement between the deliverances of the theory with respect to specific cases and the reports of untutored individuals about those same cases. In the present article, we consider a small collection of (...)
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  2. Actual Causation: A Stone Soup Essay.Clark Glymour David Danks, Bruce Glymour Frederick Eberhardt, Joseph Ramsey Richard Scheines, Peter Spirtes Choh Man Teng & Zhang Jiji - 2010 - Synthese 175 (2):169--192.
    We argue that current discussions of criteria for actual causation are ill-posed in several respects. (1) The methodology of current discussions is by induction from intuitions about an infinitesimal fraction of the possible examples and counterexamples; (2) cases with larger numbers of causes generate novel puzzles; (3) “neuron” and causal Bayes net diagrams are, as deployed in discussions of actual causation, almost always ambiguous; (4) actual causation is (intuitively) relative to an initial system state since state changes are relevant, but (...)
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  3. A Proposed Probabilistic Extension of the Halpern and Pearl Definition of ‘Actual Cause’.Luke Fenton-Glynn - unknown
    In their article 'Causes and Explanations: A Structural-Model Approach. Part I: Causes', Joseph Halpern and Judea Pearl draw upon structural equation models to develop an attractive analysis of 'actual cause'. Their analysis is designed for the case of deterministic causation. I show that their account can be naturally extended to provide an elegant treatment of probabilistic causation.
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  4. Chapter 4: Causation.Christian von Bar - 2009 - In Non-Contractual Liability Arising Out of Damage Caused to Another. Sellier de Gruyter.
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  5. 4. Causation and Chance: Apparent or Real?Mario Bunge - 2006 - In Chasing Reality: Strife Over Realism. University of Toronto Press. pp. 88-118.
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  6. Caution on the Plurality of Causation. [REVIEW]A. C. Love - 2014 - CHOICE 51 (9):4988.
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  7. Probabilistic Actual Causation.Fenton-Glynn Luke - manuscript
    Actual causes - e.g. Suzy's being exposed to asbestos - often bring about their effects - e.g. Suzy's suffering mesothelioma - probabilistically. I use probabilistic causal models to tackle one of the thornier difficulties for traditional accounts of probabilistic actual causation: namely probabilistic preemption.
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  8. Networks and Causation Top-Down.Gennaro Auletta - 2016 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 72 (1):171-180.
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  9. Aspect Causation.L. A. Paul - 2000 - Journal of Philosophy 97 (4):235.
    A theory of the causal relate as aspects or property instances is developed. A supposed problem for transitivity is assessed and then resolved with aspects as the causal relata.
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  10. V.—On the So-Called Idea of Causation.R. G. Collingwood - 1937 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 38 (1):85-112.
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  11. The Nature and Causation of the Galvanic Phenomenon.Boris Sidis & Louis Nelson - 1910 - Psychological Review 17 (2):98-146.
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  12. A Case of Psychical Causation?Wilmon Henry Sheldon - 1901 - Psychological Review 8 (6):578-595.
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  13. From Covariation to Causation: A Causal Power Theory.Patricia W. Cheng - 1997 - Psychological Review 104 (2):367-405.
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  14. Representing Causation.Phillip Wolff - 2007 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 136 (1):82-111.
    The dynamics model, which is based on Talmy’s (1988) theory of force dynamics, characterizes causation as a pattern of forces and a position vector. In contrast to counterfactual and probabilistic models, the dynamics model naturally distinguishes between different cause-related concepts and explains the induction of causal relationships from single observations. Support for the model is provided in experiments in which participants categorized 3D animations of realistically rendered objects with trajectories that were wholly determined by the force vectors entered into a (...)
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  15. Introduction to the Special Issue “Causation, Probability, and Truth—the Philosophy of Clark Glymour”.Alexander Gebharter & Gerhard Schurz - 2016 - Synthese 193 (4):1007-1010.
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  16. Causation in Reflective Judgment.Michael Kurak - 2016 - Kant Studies Online (1):12-41.
    The existing body of scholarship on Kant’s Critique of Judgment is rife with disagreement. At the centre of much of this disagreement is the issue of precisely what Kant understands to be taking place in a harmonization of the cognitive faculties. Is aesthetic reflective judgment to be identified with, or separated from, this harmonious state of the faculties of imagination and understanding? If aesthetic judgment is identified with this state, as is argued herein, then upon what is a judgment of (...)
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  17. Efficient Causation: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 392. £64.00 ; £22.99. [REVIEW]Antonia Lolordo - 2015 - Hopos: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 5 (2):356-360.
    This is a review of Tad Schmaltz, Efficient Causation: A History.
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  18. Physical Causation.Daniel M. Hausman - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (4):717-724.
  19. Supervenient Causation and Program Explanation: A Note on the Difference.P. Coppock - 1999 - Analysis 59 (4):346-354.
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  20. Tooley on Backward Causation.P. Noordhof - 2003 - Analysis 63 (2):157-162.
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  21. The 'Actual Events' Clause in Noordhof's Account of Causation.S. Choi - 2002 - Analysis 62 (1):41-46.
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  22. The Category of Causation in Psychology.Gaius F. McIntosh - 1935 - Australasian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy 13 (4):257-278.
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  23. How Do Causes Depend on Us? The Many Faces of Perspectivalism.Jenann Ismael - 2016 - Synthese 193 (1):245-267.
    Huw Price has argued that on an interventionist account of cause the distinction is perspectival, and the claim prompted some interesting responses from interventionists and in particular an exchange with Woodward that raises questions about what it means to say that one or another structure is perspectival. I’ll introduce his reasons for claiming that the distinction between cause and effect on an interventionist account is perspectival. Then I’ll introduce a distinction between different ways in which a class of concepts can (...)
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  24. Singular Causation.David Danks - unknown
    In many people, caffeine causes slight muscle tremors, particularly in their hands. In general, the Caffeine → Muscle Tremors causal connection is a noisy one: someone can drink coffee and experience no hand shaking, and there are many other factors that can lead to muscle tremors. Now suppose that Jane drinks several cups of coffee and then notices that her hands are trembling; an obvious question is: did this instance of coffee drinking cause this instance of hand-trembling? Structurally similar questions (...)
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  25. Cause, Effect, And Fake Causation.Johannes Persson - 2002 - Synthese 131 (1):129-143.
    The possibility of apparently negative causation has been discussed in a number of recent works on causation, but the discussion has suffered from being scattered. In this paper, the problem of apparently negative causation and its attempted solutions are examined in more detail. I discuss and discard three attempts that have been suggested in the literature. My conclusion is negative: Negative causation shows that the traditional cause & effect view is inadequate. A more unified causal perspective is needed.
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  26. Actual Causation: A Stone Soup Essay.Clark Glymour, David Danks, Bruce Glymour, Frederick Eberhardt, Joseph Ramsey & Richard Scheines - 2010 - Synthese 175 (2):169-192.
    We argue that current discussions of criteria for actual causation are ill-posed in several respects. (1) The methodology of current discussions is by induction from intuitions about an infinitesimal fraction of the possible examples and counterexamples; (2) cases with larger numbers of causes generate novel puzzles; (3) "neuron" and causal Bayes net diagrams are, as deployed in discussions of actual causation, almost always ambiguous; (4) actual causation is (intuitively) relative to an initial system state since state changes are relevant, but (...)
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  27. Omissions, Absences and Causation.Sébastien Laliberté - 2013 - Ithaque 13:99-121.
    Many philosophers believe that the omission of an act or that the absence of a cause can be causally efficacious; that they can genuinely produce effects or be the result of a cause. I think this view is mistaken. In this article, I will try to show that since omissions are not actions, they cannot be events. I will then argue that the most plausible account of causation available is one where causation is a relation between events. This would rule (...)
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  28. Why There Isn’T Inter-Level Causation in Mechanisms.Felipe Romero - 2015 - Synthese 192 (11):3731-3755.
    The experimental interventions that provide evidence of causal relations are notably similar to those that provide evidence of constitutive relevance relations. In the first two sections, I show that this similarity creates a tension: there is an inconsistent triad between Woodward’s popular interventionist theory of causation, Craver’s mutual manipulability account of constitutive relevance in mechanisms, and a variety of arguments for the incoherence of inter-level causation. I argue for an interpretation of the views in which the tension is merely apparent. (...)
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  29. Causation, Absences, and the Prince of Wales.Cei Maslen - forthcoming - Synthese:1-12.
    In this paper, I defend a counterfactual approach to causation by absences from some recent criticisms due to Sartorio.
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  30. Kant on Causation: On the Fivefold Routes to the Principle of Causation.Steven M. Bayne - 2003 - State University of New York Press.
    _An in-depth examination of the nature of Kant's causal principle._.
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  31. The Effectiveness of Causes.Dorothy Emmet - 1985 - State University of New York Press.
    The Effectiveness of Causes presents a strong view of causation seen as an operation between participants in events, and not as a relation holding between events themselves. In it, Emmet proposes that other philosophical views of cause and effect provide only a world of events, each of which is presented as an unchanging unit. Such a world, she contends, is a “Zeno universe,” since transitions and movement are lost. Emmet offers a more complex interpretation of the various forms of causal (...)
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  32. Hybrid Nature of Causation: A Consideration From Some Ethical Issues.Masaki Ichinose - 2013 - In Tetsuji Uehiro Julian Savulescu (ed.), Ethics for the Future of Life. pp. 60-80.
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  33. Supervenience and Supervenient Causation.Jaegwon Kim - 1983 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 22 (S1):45-56.
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  34. Causation in Science.James Woodward - unknown
    This article discusses some philosophical theories of causation and their application to several areas of science. Topics addressed include regularity, counterfactual, and causal process theories of causation; the causal interpretation of structural equation models and directed graphs; independence assumptions in causal reasoning; and the role of causal concepts in physics. In connection with this last topic, this article focuses on the relationship between causal asymmetries, the time-reversal invariance of most fundamental physical laws, and the significance of differences among varieties of (...)
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  35. A Functional Account of Causation.James Woodward - unknown
    This essay advocates a “functional” approach to causation and causal reasoning: these are to be understood in terms of the goals and purposes of causal thinking. This approach is distinguished from accounts based on metaphysical considerations or on reconstruction of “intuitions”.
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  36. A Functional Account of Causation; or, A Defense of the Legitimacy of Causal Thinking by Reference to the Only Standard That Matters—Usefulness.James Woodward - 2014 - Philosophy of Science 81 (5):691-713.
    This essay advocates a “functional” approach to causation and causal reasoning: these are to be understood in terms of the goals and purposes of causal thinking. This approach is distinguished from accounts based on metaphysical considerations or on reconstruction of “intuitions.”.
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  37. Causation and Modern Philosophy.Keith Allen & Tom Stoneham (eds.) - 2010 - Routledge.
    This volume brings together a collection of new essays by leading scholars on the subject of causation in the early modern period, from Descartes to Lady Mary Shepherd. Aimed at researchers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the volume advances the understanding of early modern discussions of causation, and situates these discussions in the wider context of early modern philosophy and science. Specifically, the volume contains essays on key early modern thinkers, such as Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant. It also (...)
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  38. Causal Priority. Towards a Logic of Event Causation.Max Urchs - 1994 - In Ulla Wessels & Georg Meggle (eds.), Analyomen / Analyomen: Proceedings of the 1st Conference "Perspectives in Analytical Philosophy". De Gruyter. pp. 386-396.
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  39. Mechanistic Causality and the Bottoming-Out Problem.Laura Felline - forthcoming - In New Developments in Logic and Philosophy of Science.
    The so-called bottoming-out problem is considered one of the most serious problems in Stuart Glennan's mechanistic theory of causality. It is usually argued that such a problem cannot be overcome with the acknowledgement of the non-causal character of fundamental phenomena. According to such a widespread view, in the mechanistic account causation must go all the way down to the bottom level; a solution to the bottoming-out problem, therefore, requires an appeal to an ancillary account of causation that covers fundamental phenomena. (...)
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  40. Counterfactuals and Counterparts: Defending a Neo-Humean Theory of Causation.Neil McDonnell - 2015 - Dissertation, Macquarie University and University of Glasgow
    Whether there exist causal relations between guns firing and people dying, between pedals pressed and cars accelerating, or between carbon dioxide emissions and global warming, is typically taken to be a mind-independent, objective, matter of fact. However, recent contributions to the literature on causation, in particular theories of contrastive causation and causal modelling, have undermined this central causal platitude by relativising causal facts to models or to interests. This thesis flies against the prevailing wind by arguing that we must pay (...)
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  41. Commentary on Alvarez.Claude Gratton - unknown
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  42. Chapter Two. Probabilistic Causation.Paul Humphreys - 1992 - In The Chances of Explanation: Causal Explanation in the Social, Medical, and Physical Sciences. Princeton University Press. pp. 22-60.
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  43. The Philosophy of Action.Wouter Wieling (ed.) - 1991 - Wiley.
  44. On Theories of Probabilistic Causation.Sejong Kim - 1999 - Dissertation, Columbia University
    Many philosophers have discussed theories of probabilistic causation motivated by the indeterministic character of quantum mechanics. However, I find most of their views unacceptable. Ellery Eells's theory of probabilistic causation is one of the most sophisticated theories of probabilistic causation. In this dissertation I criticize both Eells's type-level and token-level theories of probabilistic causation. Eells argues that his theories are superior to others in that they also account for interactive neutral causal factors when other theories tend to neglect them. However, (...)
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  45. Towards an Epistemic Theory of Probabilistic Causality.Scott Devito - 1996 - Dissertation, The University of Rochester
    Within the last decade a new crop of theories of probabilistic causality has taken root. While these theories differ from each other in small ways, the basic principles underlying them are the same. These common principles form what I call the received view of probabilistic causality. ;In the first four chapters of the dissertation I examine and criticize the work of three proponents of the received view: Nancy Cartwright, Ellery Eells, and Paul Humphreys. Due to a number of epistemic and (...)
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  46. Causation and the Probabilities of Processes.Jonathan Moshe Schaffer - 1999 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    You drop the glass. It shatters. Here there are two distinct events, related by causation. What is this relation? ;I argue that the causal relation is best understood as the relation of being a probability-raiser of a process. I take the causal relata to be property instances at spatiotemporal regions, analyze the notion of a process in terms of sequences of events related by nomic subsumption , and understand probability-raising as counterfactual chance dependence in the style of David Lewis. Thus (...)
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  47. The Reality of the Future: An Essay on Time, Causation and Backward Causation.Jan Faye - 1993 - Erkenntnis 38 (2):273-279.
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  48. Science, Causation, and Behavior.Deryl Johnson Howard - 1974 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  49. The Problem of Backward Causation.Robert Martin Brier - 1970 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  50. Against Formal Causation in Non-Conscious Nature.Arthur Ward - 2011 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 14.
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