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Individual causation, philosophy: theoretical problem following David Hume's contention that causation is not observable, but only to be inferred from a regularity of repeated events. Practical problems are then inter alia, the explanation of the evolution of the universe as a whole or the emergence and extinction of species. See also universe, natural kinds, species, cause, effect, causality, causation, causal explanation, causal theory, regularity theory.
 
Author Item    More concepts for author
Armstrong, D.M. Individual Causation   Armstrong, D.M.
Davidson, Donald Individual Causation   Davidson, Donald
Fraassen, Bas Individual Causation   Fraassen, Bas
Lewis, David Individual Causation   Lewis, David
Vollmer, Gerhard Individual Causation   Vollmer, Gerhard


Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-26