Problems for the M-Set Analysis of Causation
Noordhof (Paul)
Source: Mind - 107/426 (April 1998)
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    I present three problems for Ramachandran's M-Set Analysis of Causation1. First, it cannot deal with purely temporal cases of preemption (cases of 'frustration'). Second, it cannot deal with standard cases of indeterministic causation2. Third, it loses the asymmetry of cause and effect. The first and third problems show that Ramachandran's analysis is not sufficient for causation3, the second that it is not necessary.

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