Metaphysica

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Constitution and Causation

Article

Abstract

I argue that the constitution relation transmits causal efficacy and thus is a suitable relation to deploy in many troubled areas of philosophy, such as the mind–body problem. We need not demand identity.

Keywords

Causation Constitution Identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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