The Nature of Causation
By Oxford University
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We have causal theories of reference, perception, knowledge, content and numerous other things. If it were to turn out that causation doesn’t exist, we would be in serious trouble! Causation is so important in fact that it has been said that: “With regard to our total conceptual apparatus, causation is the centre of the centre”, and it has been called called ‘the cement of the universe’. In these lectures you will be introduced to the most influential theories of causation, the motivations for them and arguments behind them, and the problems they face.
||CleanThe regularity theory of causation||Hume's famously influential account of causation||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe counterfactual theory of causation||The idea that event c causes event e if and only if had c not had occurred e would not have occurred either.||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe necessary connection analysis of causation||The idea that there are real metaphysical necessities relating cause and effect.||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe singularist theory of causation||The idea that causation is a relation science will one day discover.||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTime and Causation||Both time and causation seems to have the same 'direction’ . Can we explain this?||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMental Causation||We do what we do because we believe what we believe. Or do we? How does mental causation work?||9 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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