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Authors include Brian Ellis, D. M. Armstrong, John Bigelow, Martin Leckey, Caroline Lierse, Alan Baker, John Forge, Cathy Legg, David Lewis, Barry Taylor, J. J. C. Smart, F. John Clendinnen, John D. Collier, Phil Dowe, Kevin B. Korb, Peter Menzies, Huw Price, and Keith Hutchison. ‣Sosa, Ernest, and Michael Tooley, eds. Causation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Contains classic reprinted articles on causation. Authors include John L. Mackie, Michael Scriven, Jaegwon Kim, Donald Davidson, G.
Fair, David. ” Erkenntnis 14 (1979): 219–250. Argues that causation involves a physical transfer of a quantity within the purview of physics, and argues that the quantity in question is energy. ‣Mackie, John L. The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation. Oxford: Clarendon, 1974. A contemporary defense of a Humean view of causation in terms of regularities across all of space-time. ‣Salmon, Wesley. Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984.
Synthese 97 (1993): 335–364. 1007/BF01064073 Extends and generalizes the “test situation” approach introduced by Cartwright. ‣Price, Huw. ” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 42 (1991): 157–176. 157 Introduces agent probabilities to try to solve the problem of asymmetry. ‣Reichenbach, Hans. The Direction of Time. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. This important early article introduces the notion of “screening off” to overcome the problem of spurious correlations as well as a creative approach to the problem of symmetry, where one factor screens off another factor just when, in the presence of the first factor, adding the second does not increase the probability of the outcome in question.
Causation: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide by Jonathan L. Kvanvig