Explicating the notion of 'causation': The role of extensive quantities

Giovanni Boniolo, Rossella Faraldo, Antonio Saggion

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Abstract

This chapter proposes an empirical explication of the notion of 'causation', which the chapter calls a generalized explication of 'causation' (GEC), based on the numerical balance between instantiations of extensive quantities. In this way, the chapter shows 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCausality in the Sciences
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191728921, 9780199574131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2011

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Keywords

  • Causation
  • Conserved quantites
  • Explication
  • Extensive quantitites
  • Non conserved quantities

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  • Mathematics(all)

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Boniolo, G., Faraldo, R., & Saggion, A. (2011). Explicating the notion of 'causation': The role of extensive quantities. In Causality in the Sciences Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0024

Explicating the notion of 'causation' : The role of extensive quantities. / Boniolo, Giovanni; Faraldo, Rossella; Saggion, Antonio.

Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Boniolo, G, Faraldo, R & Saggion, A 2011, Explicating the notion of 'causation': The role of extensive quantities. in Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0024
Boniolo G, Faraldo R, Saggion A. Explicating the notion of 'causation': The role of extensive quantities. In Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press. 2011 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574131.003.0024
Boniolo, Giovanni ; Faraldo, Rossella ; Saggion, Antonio. / Explicating the notion of 'causation' : The role of extensive quantities. Causality in the Sciences. Oxford University Press, 2011.
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