Philosophica

TitleUnravelling the methodology of causal pluralism
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFroeyman, A, De Vreese, L
JournalPhilosophica
Volume81
Number1
Pagination73–89
ISSN0379-8402
Abstract

In this paper we try to bring some clarification in the recent debate on causal pluralism. Our first aim is to clarify what it means to have a pluralistic theory of causation and to articulate the criteria by means of which a certain theory of causation can or cannot qua lify as a pluralistic theory of causation. We also show that there is currently no theory on the market which meets these criteria, and therefore no full-blown pluralistic theory of causation exists. Because of this, we offer a general strategy by means of which pluralistic theories of causation can be developed.

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