Intrinsic Causation in Humean Supervenience

Ratio 28 (2):135-152 (2015)

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The paper investigates whether causation is extrinsic in Humean Supervenience in the sense that being caused by is an intrinsic relation between token causes and effects. The underlying goal is to test whether causality is extrinsic for Humeans and intrinsic for anti-Humeans in this sense. I argue that causation is typically extrinsic in HS, but it is intrinsic to event pairs that collectively exhaust almost the whole of history.
Keywords causation  extrinsicality  totality events  Humean Supervenience  relations  intrinsicality  counterfactual dependence
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12064
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