Title
The properties of singular causation The properties of singular causation
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
Chicago, Ill. ,
Subject
Philosophy
Source (journal)
The monist : an international quarterly journal of general philosophical inquiry. - Chicago, Ill.
Volume/pages
92(2009) :1 , p. 112-132
ISSN
0026-9662
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Abstract
Theories of singular causation have a genuine problem with properties. In virtue of what property do events (or facts) cause other events? One possible answer to this question, Davidson's, is | that causal relations hold between particulars and properties play no role in the way a particular causes another. According to another, recently fashionable answer, in contrast, events cause other events in virtue of having a trope (as opposed to a property- j type). Both views face serious objections. My aim in this paper is to combine these two very different solutions to the problem of i the properties of singular causation and to argue that this combined view can avoid objections against both of them.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/7f163d/c81bae4f01f.pdf