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Causation, further themes

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References and further readings

  • Bennett, J. (1988) Events and Their Names, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett.

    (An assessment of rival views of events and facts as causal relata.)

  • Collins, J., Hall, N., Paul, L. A. (2004) Causation and Counterfactuals, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    (A collection of original essays exploring the connections between counterfactuals and causation.)

  • Collins, J., Hall, N., Paul, L. A. (1967) ‘Causal Relations’, Journal of Philosophy 64: 691–703; reprinted in Davidson, D. Essays on Actions and Events, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

    (An influential discussion of the nature of causal relata and the relation between causation and laws.)

  • Davidson, D. (1970) ‘Mental Events’, in L. Foster and J. Swanson (eds) Experience and Theory, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press: 207–25: reprinted in Davidson, D. Essays on Actions and Events, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

    (Applies the above view of causal relata and causation to the problem of mental causation.)

  • Davidson, D. (1980) Essays on Actions and Events, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    (Several relevant papers, conveniently collected.)

  • Dowe, P. (2000) Physical Causation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Advocates an empirical analysis of causation in terms of quantity-conserving processes.)

  • Ehring, D. (1997) Causation and Persistence, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (Advocates a theory of causal relata as tropes or property instances.)

  • Eells, E. (1991) Probabilistic Causality, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Presents separate probabilistic analysis of type and token causation.)

  • Fair, D. (1979) ‘Causation and the Flow of Energy’, Erkenntnis 14: 219–250.

    (An early empirical analysis of causation in terms of the conservation laws of physics.)

  • Kim, J. (1980) ‘Events as Property Exemplifications’ in M. Brand and D. Walton (eds) Action Theory, Dordrecht: Reidel, 1598–1577.

    (Advocates a theory of events as instantiations of properties by objects at times.)

  • Hitchcock, C. (1995) ‘Mishap at Reichenbach Fall: Singular vs General Causation’, Philosophical Studies 78: 257–291.

    (Explores the relativity of causal statements to contrast cases.)

  • Hitchcock, C. (1996) ‘The Role of Contrast in Causal and Explanatory Claims’, Synthese 107: 395–419.

    (Explores the relativity of causal statements to contrast cases.)

  • Lewis, D. (1973) ‘Causation’, Journal of Philosophy 70: 556–567; reprinted in Lewis, D. Philosophical Papers, vol. II, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986.

    (The first statement of Lewis’s counterfactual theory of causation.)

  • Lewis, D. (1986) Philosophical Papers, vol. II, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Reprints early articles by Lewis on causation and counterfactuals and contains valuable postscripts to these articles.)

  • Lewis, D. (2000) ‘Causation as Influence’, Journal of Philosophy 97: 182–197; expanded version in Collins, J., Hall, N., Paul, L. A. (eds) Causation and Counterfactuals, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

    (Lewis’s last formulation of his counterfactual theory.)

  • Lewis, D. (2004) ‘Void and Object’ in Collins, J., Hall, N., Paul, L. A. (eds) Causation and Counterfactuals, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, 277–290.

    (Criticizes the functionalist theory of causation on the grounds of its inadequacy in handling causal statements involving absences and omissions.)

  • Mellor, D. H. (1995) The Facts of Causation, London: Routledge.

    (Argues for facts as causes and effects but denies that causation is a relation between facts.)

  • Menzies, P. (1996) ‘Probabilistic Causation and the Pre-emption Problem’, Mind 105: 85–117.

    (Advocates a functionalist theory of causation.)

  • Pearl, J. (2000) Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (An influential treatment of causation in terms of quantitative modelling techniques.)

  • Salmon, W. (1984) Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    (Argues for process theory of causation.)

  • Woodward, J. (2003) Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (Advocates a manipulability theory of causation and causal explanation.)

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