Events and Facts in Causation

  • Dorothy Emmet


Causes and effects can be given as events or as facts.


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  1. 4.
    The intensional character of causal statements was brought out by D.H. Mellor in ‘The Singularly Affecting Facts of Causation’, in Mind, Morality and Metaphysics, Essays in honour of J.J.C. Smart (Blackwell, 1987).Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Bertrand Russell ‘On the Notion of Cause’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Vol. XIII (1912) pp. 1–26, reprinted in Mysticism and Logic (numerous editions).Google Scholar
  3. 6.
    C.J. Ducasse, ‘On the Nature and Observability of the Causal Relation’, Journal of Philosophy Vol. 23 (1926), pp. 57–68;CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 1.
    reprinted in E. Sosa (ed.) Causation and Conditionals (London, 1975).Google Scholar
  5. 7.
    The case is referred to by Hart and Honore in Causation in the Law (Oxford, 1959), pp. 90, 98–9, 265.Google Scholar

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© Dorothy Emmet 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorothy Emmet
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  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Lucy Cavendish CollegeCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Lady Margaret HallOxfordUK

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