Philosophical Quarterly 67 (268):606-624 (2017)

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Eric Swanson
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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I argue that there are some causal relata for which it is indeterminate whether one caused the other. Positing indeterminacy in causation helps us defend contested principles in the logic of causation and makes possible new ways of thinking about the theoretical impact of symmetric causal overdetermination. I close by discussing amendments of current theories of causation that would help explain causal indeterminacy.
Keywords causation   indeterminacy   counterfactuals   additivity   distributivity   overdetermination
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