A Regularity Theory of Causation

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 105 (1):2-32 (2024)
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In this paper, we propose a regularity theory of causation. The theory aims to be reductive and to align with our pre‐theoretic understanding of the causal relation. We show that our theory can account for a wide range of causal scenarios, including isomorphic scenarios, omissions, and scenarios which suggest that causation is not transitive.

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Holger Andreas
University Of British Columbia, Okanagan
Mario Günther
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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A Regularity Theory of Causation.Holger Andreas & Mario Günther - 2024 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 105 (1):2-32.

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