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Single Idea 22621

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 4. Naturalised causation]

Full Idea

The transference model of causation only works for asymmetric interactions.

Gist of Idea

Causation as transfer only works for asymmetric interactions


R.D. Ingthorsson (A Powerful Particulars View of Causation [2021], 4.11)

Book Reference

'Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time', ed/tr. Callender,Craig [OUP 2013], p.77

A Reaction

This is usually the transfer of energy. I liked the theory until I read this.

Related Idea

Idea 22619 Causes are not agents; the whole interaction is the cause, and the changed compound is the effect [Ingthorsson]