Problems for the M-Set Analysis of Causation

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I present three problems for Ramachandran's M-Set Analysis of Causation. First, it cannot deal with purely temporal cases of preemption (cases of 'frustration'). Second, it cannot deal with standard cases of indeterministic causation. Third, it loses the asymmetry of cause and effect. The first and third problems show that Ramachandran's analysis is not sufficient for causation, the second that it is not necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-463
Number of pages5
Issue number426
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998

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