Single Idea 4785

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 8. Particular Causation / b. Causal relata]

Full Idea

Mellor argues that causal statements relate facts, where facts may be seen as whatever true propositions express.

Gist of Idea

Causal statements relate facts (which are whatever true propositions express)


report of D.H. Mellor (The Facts of Causation [1995]) by Stathis Psillos - Causation and Explanation 2.6

Book Reference

Psillos,Stathis: 'Causation and Explanation' [Acumen 2002], p.79

A Reaction

Choose between 'facts', 'objects', 'conserved quantities, 'events' (the usual one) or 'processes'. I rather like processes (Salmon) as they are a better prospect as the building blocks of an ontology.