Causation, Nomic Subsumption, and the Concept of Event

  title={Causation, Nomic Subsumption, and the Concept of Event},
  author={Jaegwon Kim},
  journal={The Journal of Philosophy},
  • Jaegwon Kim
  • Published 1 August 1973
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Philosophy
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    The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
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