Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Causation, Philosophy: It is difficult to locate influences that can be clearly defined as causes for concrete physical processes. The difficulty is also based on the fact that most authors of philosophy share an accepted skepticism concerning the observability of causality. (cf. D. Hume, An enquiry concerning human understanding, Oxford, 2000 und D. Hume, A treatise of human nature, Oxford 2007). See also single-case causation, causality, cause, causal explanation, best explanation, explanation, conditions, sufficiency, necessity, causal dependence, counterfactual dependence.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Causation   Armstrong, D.M.
Bigelow, John Causation   Bigelow, John
Chalmers, David Causation   Chalmers, David
Croft, William Causation   Croft, William
Gärdenfors, Peter Causation   Gärdenfors, Peter
Inwagen, P. van Causation   Inwagen, P. van
Lewis, David Causation   Lewis, David

Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-25