Ideas from 'The Facts of Causation' by D.H. Mellor [1995], by Theme Structure

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas


3. Truth / B. Truthmakers / 5. What Makes Truths / a. What makes truths
We might use 'facta' to refer to the truth-makers for facts
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 2. Particular Causation / b. Causal relata
Causal statements relate facts (which are whatever true propositions express)
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 2. Particular Causation / e. Probabilistic causation
Probabilistic causation says C is a cause of E if it increases the chances of E occurring