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p. 41. The problem: what's the matter with causation?locked

  • Stephen Mumford
  •  and Rani Lill Anjum

Abstract

‘The problem: what's the matter with causation?’ asks a philosophical question: what is causation? We have to know what causation is (or at least have some idea of it) before we can start to look for it. It concludes that causation requires more than one thing being followed by another – the causal connection needs to be identified. The philosophy of David Hume and Bertrand Russell and their respective reductive and eliminativist strategies for considering causation and the elusive casual connection are discussed, along with the approach to causation in physics and metaphysics.

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