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The Facts, Events, States of Affairs, and Tropes Debate

Michael S. Moore

in Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199256860
eISBN:
9780191719653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter seeks some resolution about what causal relata might actually be, amongst these four possibilities. The metaphysical resolution is that one of the fine-grained things, states of affairs, ... More


A Prolegomenon to the Issue of Causal Relata

Michael S. Moore

in Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199256860
eISBN:
9780191719653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter seeks to lay out a taxonomy of the sorts of things that may plausibly be thought to be related by causation, things like events, facts, states of affairs, objects, persons, tropes, ... More


Interventions, Agency, and Counterfactuals

James Woodward

in Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195155273
eISBN:
9780199835089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155270.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter clarifies the notion of an intervention and compares my version of this notion to the characterizations provided by other writers such as Glymour and Pearl. Very roughly, an intervention ... More


Causation, Rights-Violations, and Wrongdoing

Michael Moore

in Placing Blame: A Theory of the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199599493
eISBN:
9780191594649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599493.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

If causing matters to degrees of blameworthiness, as was argued in chapter 5 that it does, then some idea of what causation is needs to be developed. This chapter is preliminary to a later book, ... More


Introduction

S. C. Gibb

in Mental Causation and Ontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603770
eISBN:
9780191747670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603770.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter proposes that the apparent insolubility of the problem of mental causation stems, in part, from the fact that the debate has not always been framed with sufficient ontological precision ... More


Contemporary Efficient Causation: Humean Themes

Douglas Ehring

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a review of the main contemporary non-Aristotelian or non–disposition-based theories of causation—Humean theories in a broad sense, but including nonreductionist accounts. Focus ... More


Moore and the Metaphysics of Causation

Richard Fumerton

in Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths: The Philosophy of Michael S. Moore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198703242
eISBN:
9780191773068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703242.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses primarily on Moore’s views concerning the relata of causal connection. Such views are critical, for, as Moore would likely admit, the plausibility of some of the main contenders ... More


Epiphenomenalism for Functionalists

Helen Beebee

in Making a Difference: Essays on the Philosophy of Causation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198746911
eISBN:
9780191809132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746911.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on an assumption implicitly made by most recent attempts to solve the exclusion problem for mental causation, that mental (and so multiply realized) properties are ‘distinct ... More


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