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Ideas of E Sosa / M Tooley, by Text

[American, fl. 1990, Sosa at Brown University, Tooley at Western Australia.]

1993 Introduction to 'Causation'
1 p.1 The problem is to explain how causal laws and relations connect, and how they link to the world
1 p.1 The dominant view is that causal laws are prior; a minority say causes can be explained singly
1 p.4 Either causal relations are given in experience, or they are unobserved and theoretical
1 p.4 If direction of causation is just direction of energy transfer, that seems to involve causation
1 p.4 Causation isn't energy transfer, because an electron is caused by previous temporal parts
2 p.6 Are causes sufficient for the event, or necessary, or both?