Causation and misconnections

Phil Dowe*

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Abstract

In this paper I show how the conserved quantity theory, or more generally the process theory of Wesley Salmon and myself, provides a sufficient condition in an analysis of causation. To do so I will show how it handles the problem of alleged 'misconnections'. I show what the conserved quantity theory says about such cases, and why intuitions are not to be taken as sacrosanct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-931
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophy of Science
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

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