We propose an empirical explication of the notion of ‘causation’, which we call a generalized explication of ‘causation’ (GEC), based on the numerical balance between instantiations of extensive quantities. In this way, it will be shown that both the conserved and the non-conserved quantities have a role. It follows that the Salmon– Dowe approach should be considered valid only in particular cases

Explicating the notion of causation: the role of extensive quantities / G. Boniolo, R. Faraldo, A. Saggion - In: Causality in the sciences / [a cura di] P. McKay Illari, F. Russo, J. Williamson. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011. - ISBN 9780199574131. - pp. 502-525 [10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0024]

Explicating the notion of causation: the role of extensive quantities

G. Boniolo
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2011

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We propose an empirical explication of the notion of ‘causation’, which we call a generalized explication of ‘causation’ (GEC), based on the numerical balance between instantiations of extensive quantities. In this way, it will be shown that both the conserved and the non-conserved quantities have a role. It follows that the Salmon– Dowe approach should be considered valid only in particular cases
Causation; Conserved quantites; Explication; Extensive quantitites; Non conserved quantities
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