Absences, possible causation, and the problem of non-locality

Dowe, Phil (2009) Absences, possible causation, and the problem of non-locality. The Monist, 92 1: 23-40.

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Author Dowe, Phil
Title Absences, possible causation, and the problem of non-locality
Journal name The Monist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-9662
2153-3601
Publication date 2009-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 92
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 40
Total pages 18
Editor Barry Smith
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract I argue that so-called 'absence causation' must be treated in terms of counterfactuals about causation such as 'had a occurred, a would have caused b'. First, I argue that some theories of causation. And second, I argue that some theories of causation that accept absence causation are unattractive because they undermine the idea of possible causation. And second, I argue that accepting absence causation violates a principle commonly associated with relatively.
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Document type: Journal Article
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