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Efficient causation in Hume

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There is considerable scholarly division regarding the fundamentals of Hume’s account of efficient causation. The majority opinion reads him as offering an austere metaphysics wherein efficient causation consists in regularities of a certain kind, whereas a minority read Hume as circumscribing severely what we can understand of the causal relation. Without deciding this issue, this chapter draws attention to the fact that on either reading Hume’s view starkly contrasts with the metaphysically...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0012

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University of Oxford
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Faculty of Philosophy
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231-257
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Efficient Causation
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2013-10-29

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