Philosophies 4 (2):34-0 (2019)

Evan Thomas Knott
University of Glasgow
The purpose of this research is to articulate how a theory of causation might be serviceable to a theory of sport. This article makes conceptual links between Bernard Suits’ theory of game-playing, causation, and theories of causation. It justifies theories of causation while drawing on connections between sport and counterfactuals. It articulates the value of theories of causation while emphasizing possible limitations. A singularist theory of causation is found to be more broadly serviceable with particular regard to its analysis of sports.
Keywords counterfactuals  absence causation  causal necessity  causal contingency  david kellogg lewis  prelusory goal  possible sport worlds  metaphysics of sport  causation in sport  bernard suits
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DOI 10.3390/philosophies4020034
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