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The Metaphysics of Causation: An Empiricist Critique

Norton, John D (2022) The Metaphysics of Causation: An Empiricist Critique. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Contrary to Hume, science has found many ways in which things connect with other things in the world. Causal metaphysics, however, has failed to add anything factual to the relations discovered by science. It is at best an exercise in labeling that may have practical uses.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Norton, John Djdnorton@pitt.edu
Additional Information: To appear in Yafeng Shen, Ed., Alternative Approaches to Causation. Oxford University Press.
Keywords: causation, Hume, metaphysics, downward causation, interventionist
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Depositing User: John Norton
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 03:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2023 03:13
Item ID: 22574
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Causation
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Date: 12 February 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/22574

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