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Causal Overdetermination and Contextualism (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy)

ISBN: 9783319338002
Publisher: Springer
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-09
Number of pages: 86
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This work explains how different theories of causation confront causal overdetermination. Chapters clarify the problem of overdetermination and explore its fundamental aspects. It is argued that a theory of causation can account for our intuitions in overdetermination cases only by accepting that the adequacy of our claims about causation depends on the context in which they are evaluated.The author proposes arguments for causal contextualism and provides insight which is valuable for resolution of the problem.

These chapters enable readers to quickly absorb different perspectives on overdetermination and important theories of causation, therefore it is a work that will have a broad appeal.    

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