The nature of shadows, from Yale to bilkent

Philosophy 85 (2):219-223 (2010)
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István Aranyosi
Bilkent University
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I discuss a solution to the Yale shadow puzzle, due to Roy Sorensen, based on the actual process theory of causation, and argue that it does not work in the case of a new version of the puzzle, which I call "the Bilkent shadow puzzle". I offer a picture of the ontology of shadows that constitute the basis for a new solution that uniformly applies to both puzzles.
Keywords shadows  causation  ontology
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DOI 10.1017/S0031819110000057
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