Chance-lowering causes

Dowe, P. (2004). Chance-lowering causes. In P. Dowe and P. Noordhof (Ed.), Cause and chance: Causation in an indeterministic world (pp. 28-38) London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203494660

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Author Dowe, P.
Title of chapter Chance-lowering causes
Title of book Cause and chance: Causation in an indeterministic world
Place of Publication London
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.4324/9780203494660
ISBN 0 415 30098 3
Editor P. Dowe
P. Noordhof
Chapter number 3
Start page 28
End page 38
Total pages 11
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subjects B1
2203 Philosophy
Abstract/Summary Philosophers have long been fascinated by the connection between cause and effect: are 'causes' things we can experience, or are they concepts provided by our minds? The study of causation goes back to Aristotle, but resurged with David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and is now one of the most important topics in metaphysics. Most of the recent work done in this area has attempted to place causation in a deterministic, scientific, worldview. But what about the unpredictable and chancey world we actually live in: can one theory of causation cover all instances of cause and effect?Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic Worldis a collection of specially written papers by world-class metaphysicians. Its focus is the problem facing the 'reductionist' approach to causation: the attempt to cover all types of causation, deterministic and indeterministic, with one basic theory.
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