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Causal Overdetermination and Contextualism (Paperback) (Esteban Cu00e9spedes)

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This work explainshow different theories of causation confront causal overdetermination. Chaptersclarify the problem of overdetermination and explore its fundamental aspects.It is argued that a theory of causation can account for our intuitions in overdeterminationcases only by accepting that the adequacy of our claims about causation dependson the context in which they are evaluated. Following this thesis, cases ofdecisional overdetermination are discussed in the light of causal decisiontheory. The author proposes arguments for causal contextualism and providesinsight which is valuable for resolution of the problem.These chapters enable readers to quickly absorb different perspectives onoverdetermination and important theories of causation, therefore it is a workthat will have a broad appeal.
Genre: Philosophy
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Esteban Cu00e9spedes
Language: English
Street Date: June 9, 2016
TCIN: 51645044
UPC: 9783319338002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5135

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