Immanent Causation
Zimmerman (Dean)
Source: Philosophical Perspectives 1997; 11: 433-471
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    The notion of "immanent causation1" has recently been revived and put to work on behalf of the doctrine of temporal parts. After a glimpse at the role immanent causation2 played in the theories of Lotze, W. E. Johnson and C. D. Broad, I describe the task set for it by contemporary temporal parts theorists, such as D. M. Armstrong. I then build up an analysis of immanent causation3 which serves the new purpose and show how immanent causation4 has a place even in the theories of those who reject the metaphysics of temporal parts.

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