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By Jonathan L. Kvanvig

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Thus, Salmon 1984 treats causation in terms of mark transmission through a scientific process, an approach refined by Dowe 2000 in terms of that physical quantity conserved in such a process. Fair 1979 argues that the quantity in question is energy, thus also understanding causation in a way tied to actual scientific practice and actual processes that occur in the physical world. ‣Dowe, Phil. Physical Causation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. A revision of Salmon’s process approach to causation, this work develops a conserved quantity causal process view of causation, tying the theory of causation to scientific theory and practice.

Von Wright, C. J. Ducasse, Wesley C. Salmon, Michael Tooley, David Lewis, Paul Horwich, Jonathan Bennett, and Ernest Sosa. ‣Tomberlin, James, ed. Philosophical Perspectives, Vol. 11, Mind, Causation, and World. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. The largest section is on mental causation with pieces by Block, Marian David, Fodor, Kim, Levine, Brian McLaughlin, Mele, and Yablo. ” ‣Tooley, Michael. Laws of Nature, Causation, and Supervenience. New York: Garland, 1999. This is a good, extensive collection of essays.

First published in 1959, this work is a careful investigation of the notion of a proximate cause that plays such a crucial role in the legal notion of responsibility, arguing against proposals that seek to understand causation in terms of either a necessary or a sufficient condition. ‣Hitchcock, Christopher. ” Synthese 107 (1996): 395–419. 1007/BF00413843 Provides a unified treatment of the role of contrasts and the role of contrastive stress in the theory of explanation as well as the theory of causation within the structure of Hitchcock’s preferred probabilistic theory of causation.

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