Are There Cases of Simultaneous Causation?

PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1980 (Volume One: Contributed Papers):292 - 301 (1980)
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Alleged cases of simultaneous causation have played a prominent role in the critique of various accounts of explanation/causation and in the formation of alternative accounts. It is argued that none of the stated cases are genuine instances of simultaneous causations, since they all violate the special theory of relativity (STR). The conditions a genuine case would have to meet in light of the restrictions imposed by STR are outlined.



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