A Defence of Substance Causation

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That there is no substance causation is often treated as the default position. My aim in this paper is primarily one of burden shifting: opponents of substance causation must do more to defend their position. After outlining the thesis I wish to defend, I present a simple argument for substance causation, arguing that opponents of substance causation owe us an explanation of why this argument is unsound. I end by answering objections to the view that substances can be causes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
JournalJournal of the American Philosophical Association
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

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