Models of causation and the semantics of causal verbs.

  title={Models of causation and the semantics of causal verbs.},
  author={Phillip Wolff and Grace Song},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  volume={47 3},
This research examines the relationship between the concept of CAUSE as it is characterized in psychological models of causation and the meaning of causal verbs, such as the verb cause itself. According to focal set models of causation (; ), the concept of CAUSE should be more similar to the concepts of ENABLE and PREVENT than either is to each other. According to a model based on theory of force dynamics, the force dynamic model, the concepts of CAUSE, ENABLE, and PREVENT should be roughly… CONTINUE READING
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