Causation in terms of production

Philosophical Studies 177 (6):1565-1591 (2020)
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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse actual causation in terms of production. The latter concept is made precise by a strengthened Ramsey Test semantics of conditionals: \ iff, after suspending judgement about A and C, C is believed in the course of assuming A. This test allows us to verify or falsify that an event brings about another event. Complementing the concept of production by a weak condition of difference-making gives rise to a full-fledged analysis of causation.

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

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