Cause, effect, and fake causation

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The possibility of apparently negative causation has been discussed in a number of recent works on causation, but the discussion has suffered from being scattered. In this paper, the problem of apparently negative causation and its attempted solutions are examined in more detail. I discuss and discard three attempts that have been suggested in the literature. My conclusion is negative: Negative causation shows that the traditional cause & effect view is inadequate. A more unified causal perspective is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-143
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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  • Philosophy


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