Erkenntnis:1-26 (forthcoming)

I defend a new argument for causal finitism, the view that nothing can have an infinite causal history. I begin by defending a number of plausible metaphysical principles, after which I explore a host of novel variants of the Littlewood-Ross and Thomson’s Lamp paradoxes that violate such principles. I argue that causal finitism is the best solution to the paradoxes.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10670-021-00445-2
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Survival and Identity.David K. Lewis - 1976 - In Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), The Identities of Persons. University of California Press. pp. 17-40.
The Fall and Hypertime.Hud Hudson - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
Philosophical Perspectives on Infinity.Graham Oppy - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
Infinity, Causation, and Paradox.Alexander R. Pruss - 2018 - Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

View all 20 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Modal Symmetry First Cause Argument.Soufiane Hamri - forthcoming - Religious Studies:1-8.
Śāntarakṣita’s Criticism of Causal Activity.Wenli Fan - 2017 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 45 (5):893-909.
On the Coherence of Wittgensteinian Constructivism.Amit Saad - 2016 - Acta Analytica 31 (4):455-462.
Strict Finitism Refuted?Ofra Magidor - 2007 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107 (1pt3):403-411.
A Causal Argument for Dualism.Bradford Saad - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (10):2475-2506.
Causal Argument.Ulrike Hahn, Frank Zenker & Roland Bluhm - 2017 - In Michael R. Waldmann (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Causal Reasoning. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 475-494.
The Causal Exclusion Puzzle.David Pineda - 2002 - European Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):26-42.
Strict Finitism and the Happy Sorites.Ofra Magidor - 2012 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 41 (2):471-491.


Added to PP index

Total views
525 ( #16,313 of 2,498,211 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
340 ( #1,332 of 2,498,211 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes