Eliminative Accounts of Causation

We do not need to talk about causation, and it is better if we do not. There is nothing in the world that corresponds to causation, and we should abandon the whole concept.


This is the position taken in Russell 1912.


Basically, we do talk about causation all the time, so the argument for getting rid of the notion has to be very strong indeed.
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