Abstracta 10:3-14 (2017)

Alexander Gebharter
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Hitchcock demonstrated that the validity of causal exclusion arguments as well as the plausibility of several of their premises hinges on the specific theory of causation endorsed. In this paper I show that the validity of causal exclusion arguments—if represented within the theory of causal Bayes nets the way Gebharter suggests—actually requires much weaker premises than the ones which are typically assumed. In particular, neither completeness of the physical domain nor the no overdetermination assumption are required.
Keywords causation  causal exclusion  causal Bayes nets  supervenience  mental causation  non-reductive physicalism  epiphenomenalism
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