From the Publisher
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."
From the Jacket
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...