Metaphysical Causation

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Metaphysical Causation. / Wilson, Alastair.

In: Noûs, Vol. 52, No. 4, 12.2018, p. 723-751.

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Wilson, Alastair. / Metaphysical Causation. In: Noûs. 2018 ; Vol. 52, No. 4. pp. 723-751.

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abstract = "There is a systematic and suggestive analogy between grounding and causation. In my view, this analogy is no coincidence. Grounding and causation are alike because grounding is a type of causation: metaphysical causation. In this paper I defend the identification of grounding with metaphysical causation, drawing on the causation literature to explore systematic connections between grounding and metaphysical dependence counterfactuals, and I outline a non-reductive counterfactual theory of grounding along interventionist lines.",
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