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In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. 2002. An overview of probabilistic accounts of causation, with an especially nice feature of suggested readings at the end of each section. ‣Menzies, Peter. ” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. 2008. A thorough survey of the most popular approach to causality in the past few decades, deriving from Lewis’s seminal statement of the view in his 1973 paper “Causation,” originally published in the Journal of Philosophy 70, pp.
In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. 2007. A well-structured entry on the various metaphysical issues arising within the topic of causation, containing an especially extensive bibliography. ‣Woodward, James. ” In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by Edward N. Zalta. 2008. A survey of manipulability accounts of causation, which treat causes as devices for manipulating effects and tend to assign strong roles to human action in the understanding of causation.
Argues that causation involves a physical transfer of a quantity within the purview of physics, and argues that the quantity in question is energy. ‣Mackie, John L. The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation. Oxford: Clarendon, 1974. A contemporary defense of a Humean view of causation in terms of regularities across all of space-time. ‣Salmon, Wesley. Scientific Explanation and the Causal Structure of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984. An account of causation in terms of transmission of a mark through a process, including an account of probabilistic causation in these terms as well.
Causation: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide by Jonathan L. Kvanvig