Causation and misconnections

Dowe, P. (2004) Causation and misconnections. Philosophy of Science, 71 5: 926-931. doi:10.1086/425059

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Author Dowe, P.
Title Causation and misconnections
Journal name Philosophy of Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-8248
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1086/425059
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Volume 71
Issue 5
Start page 926
End page 931
Total pages 6
Editor W. M. Dickson
Place of publication Chicago, IL, United States
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Abstract In this paper I show how the conserved quantity theory, or more generally the process theory of Wesley Salmon and myself, provides a sufficient condition in an analysis of causation. To do so I will show how it handles the problem of alleged 'misconnections'. I show what the conserved quantity theory says about such cases, and why intuitions are not to be taken as sacrosanct.
Keyword Causal relations
Cases of causation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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