Causation and Explanation

  • Lipton P
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Abstract

Stathis Psillos divides his account into three sections: causation, laws of nature, and explanation. He begins the causation section with Hume's classic "reductive" account and then focuses on the subsequent division between Humean and non-Humean accounts, examining topics such as regularities and singular causation, causation and counterfactuals, and causation and mechanism.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Causal inference
  • Causal model
  • Causation
  • Efficient causation
  • Model of explanation
  • Reward and punishment

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  • Peter Lipton

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