• Published 2011

Mechanistic Theories of Causality

@inproceedings{Williamson2011MechanisticTO,
  title={Mechanistic Theories of Causality},
  author={Jon Williamson},
  year={2011}
}
After introducing a range of mechanistic theories of causality and some of the problems they face, I argue that while there is a decisive case against a purely mechanistic analysis, a viable theory of causality must incorporate mechanisms as an ingredient. I describe one way of providing an analysis of causality which reaps the rewards of the mechanistic approach without succumbing to its pitfalls. 

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