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Single Idea 22605

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 2. Types of cause]

Full Idea

Humeans attempt to describe causation without any deeper ontological commitments, while powers based accounts attempt to explain why causation occurs in the way it is described.

Gist of Idea

Humeans describe the surface of causation, while powers accounts aim at deeper explanations


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 1)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.4

A Reaction

Exactly the view I have reached. The Humean view is correct but superficial. A perfect example of my allegiance to Explanatory Empiricism.