Causation and misconnections

Philosophy of Science 71 (5):926-931 (2004)
Phil Dowe
Australian National University
In this paper I show how the conserved quantity theory, or more generally the process theory of Wesley Salmon and myself, provides a sufficient condition in an analysis of causation. To do so I will show how it handles the problem of alleged 'misconnections'. I show what the conserved quantity theory says about such cases, and why intuitions are not to be taken as sacrosanct.
Keywords C1  780199 Other  440107 Metaphysics  Causal relations   Intuitions   Cases of causation
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DOI 10.1086/425059
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