Metaphysics Work-in-Progress Group (Tuesday - Week 2, TT21)
An orthodox view says that the most primitive kind of causation involves one event causing another event. I argue against this view. Instead, the most primitive kind of causation is “thing causation”, which involves a thing causing a thing to do something. I give a definition of event causation from thing causation. Appealing to the phenomenon of fine-grained causation, I argue that thing causation is not definable from event causation.
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