Simultaneous Causation and Causal Chains

Analysis 45 (2):98 - 102 (1985)
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Douglas Ehring
Southern Methodist University
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A standard objection to the thesis that all causation is simultaneous causation is that this claim rules out temporally extended causal chains. Defenders of universal simultaneous causation have suggested two replies: deny the supposed incompatibility between simultaneous causation and causal chains or deny the existence of causal chains. In this paper, I argue that neither type of defense of universal causation against this objection is plausible
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