Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2014

Department

Philosophy

Language

English

Publication Title

Acta Analytica

Abstract

Many philosophers accept some version of a principle that says for all x, if x exists, then x plays a unique causal role. After briefly clarifying one version of the principle in Section 1, Section 2 gives reasons to doubt it by showing that there are non-identical 'causal indiscernibles'--I call them 'married causes.' Section 3 then sketches a few philosophical puzzles for which married causes may be helpful.

Comments

Published as:
Engelhardt, Jeff. "Married Causes." Acta Analytica 29, no. 2 (2014): 161-80.

This author post-print is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. The final publication is available at Springer via Springer's Website.

DOI

10.1007/s12136-013-0202-8

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