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The Carrier Theory of Causation

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0012

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

The Carrier Theory of Causation

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An introduction of the Carrier Theory of Causation is presented in this chapter. To be able to construct the Carrier Theory of Causation, the author is concerned with the matter of its intelligibility and uniformity and not just simplicity itself as the only theoretical value. This means that there is a need in constructing a model for the circular schema that is based on things within one's experience of the world and basing that model on the evidence of how similar problems are solved in other domains. Thus, this chapter aims to present and understand the ontological ground for the existence of circularly interdependent properties in conformance with simplicity, intelligibility, and uniformity.

Keywords: Carrier Theory of Causation; simplicity; intelligibility; uniformity; circular schema; circularly interdependent properties; experience

Chapter.  7897 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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