Notes on Davidson, 'Causal Relations'
Funkhouser (Eric)
Source: Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014
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    ”Davidson agrees with Hume and Mill that singular causal statements must be supported by a general law. Yet, he allows that it can be true that Smith’s fall from the ladder caused his death even though there is no general law relating falls from ladders to deaths. Explain how Davidson reconciles these claims. Along the way explain the notion of “fragility” as applied to events.”

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