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A fundamental problem of causation (with no solution)

Persson, Johannes LU and Sahlin, Nils-Eric LU (1999)
Abstract
Traditional views of causation are cause-effect views. Among other things, what is claimed is that when a causal report is true, a cause and an effect exist. Similarly with theories of causal beliefs, such as Gärdenfors's (1988) view that - by looking at the contraction with respect to the cause of the given epistemic state - we can apply the simple criterion that the occurrence of C raises the probability of the occurrence of E. The cause and the effect has been at centre in much theorising about causation and causal beliefs.
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Ramsey, Tropes, Universals, Causal belief, Causation, Ontology
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Spinning Ideas: Electronic Essays Dedicated to Peter Gärdenfors on His Fiftieth Birthday
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Nils-Eric, Sahlin ; Sören, Halldén ; Hansson, Bengt and Rabinowicz, Wlodek
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Department of Philosophy, Lund University
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  abstract     = {Traditional views of causation are cause-effect views. Among other things, what is claimed is that when a causal report is true, a cause and an effect exist. Similarly with theories of causal beliefs, such as Gärdenfors's (1988) view that - by looking at the contraction with respect to the cause of the given epistemic state - we can apply the simple criterion that the occurrence of C raises the probability of the occurrence of E. The cause and the effect has been at centre in much theorising about causation and causal beliefs.},
  author       = {Persson, Johannes and Sahlin, Nils-Eric},
  booktitle    = {Spinning Ideas: Electronic Essays Dedicated to Peter Gärdenfors on His Fiftieth Birthday},
  editor       = {Nils-Eric, Sahlin and Sören, Halldén and Hansson, Bengt and Rabinowicz, Wlodek},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Department of Philosophy, Lund University},
  title        = {A fundamental problem of causation (with no solution)},
  url          = {http://www.lucs.lu.se/spinning/},
  year         = {1999},
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