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[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation]

Full Idea

Causal states of affairs encompass causal laws, and causal relations between events or states of affairs; two key questions concern the relation between causal laws and causal relations, and the relation between these and non-causal affairs.

Gist of Idea

The problem is to explain how causal laws and relations connect, and how they link to the world


E Sosa / M Tooley (Introduction to 'Causation' [1993], 1)

Book Reference

'Causation', ed/tr. Sosa,E. /Tooley,M. [OUP 1993], p.1

A Reaction

This is the agenda for modern analytical philosophy. I'm not quite clear what would count as an answer. When have you 'explained' a relation? Does calling it 'gravity', or finding an equation, explain that relation? Do gravitinos explain it?