Causation and Persistence: A Theory of Causation

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byDouglas Ehring

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Ehring shows the inadequacy of received theories of causation, and, introducing conceptual devices of his own, provides a wholly new account of causation as the persistence over time of individual properties, or "tropes."

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Ehring shows the inadequacy of received theories of causation, and, introducing conceptual devices of his own, provides a wholly new account of causation as the persistence over time of individual properties, or "tropes."

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Philosophical tradition dictates that an account of causation should include both a "generalist" component (typically, the instantiation of a law) and a "singularist" component, in the form of certain unremarkable spatial-temporal relations. This pathbreaking book, while assuming some generalist component, focuses on the singularist as...

Douglas Ehring is at Southern Methodist University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.57 × 6.46 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195107942

ISBN - 13:9780195107944

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"...anyone interested in the nature of causation should read Ehring's book....Without question, his book is a valuable addition to the existing literature on causation."--International Philosophical Quarterly