Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (1):61 – 79 (2007)

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Ann Whittle
University of Manchester
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The co-instantiation thesis is pivotal to a significant solution to the problem of causal exclusion. But this thesis has been subject to some powerful objections. In this paper, I argue that these difficulties arise because the thesis lacks the necessary metaphysical framework in which its claims should be interpreted and understood. Once this framework is in place, we see that the co-instantiation thesis can answer its critics. The result is a rehabilitated co-instantiation solution to the troubling problem of causal exclusion. But questions remain concerning the viability of certain of its applications
Keywords causation   exclusion   trope   universal
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DOI 10.1080/00048400601185511
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