During Michaelmas (Autumn) Term 2016 I gave a series of lectures on causation. This is a fascinating subject. Causation is one of the most fundamental relationship most of us ever deal with. We have myriad causal beliefs, so fundamental we are not even aware of them (unless they go wrong). So we believe that flipping the switch will cause the light to go on, that posting a letter will result in its receipt by the one to whom it was written…..
If you click on the link for each week you’ll find the podcasts. If you click on the ‘lecture notes’ link the notes should download immediately.
Week one: Regularity Theory
Lecture notes for lecture one: Lecture one
Week two: The Counterfactual Theory of Causation
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Week three: The Necessary Connection Analysis of Causation
Lecture notes for Lecture three:
Week four: The Singularist Theory of Causation
Lecture notes for Lecture four
Week five: Time and Causation
Lecture notes for Lecture Five
Week six: Mental Causation
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