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)
Volume 92
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 40
Total pages 18
Editor Barry Smith
Place of publication Peru, IL, United States
Publisher The Hegeler Institute
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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