Causal Overdetermination and Contextualism

  • Esteban Céspedes

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Esteban Céspedes
    Pages 1-26
  3. Esteban Céspedes
    Pages 27-37
  4. Esteban Céspedes
    Pages 39-48
  5. Esteban Céspedes
    Pages 49-57
  6. Esteban Céspedes
    Pages 69-74
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 75-86

About this book


This work explains how different theories of causation confront causal overdetermination. Chapters clarify the problem of overdetermination and explore its fundamental aspects. It is argued that a theory of causation can account for our intuitions in overdetermination cases only by accepting that the adequacy of our claims about causation depends on the context in which they are evaluated.The author proposes arguments for causal contextualism and provides insight which is valuable for resolution of the problem.

These chapters enable readers to quickly absorb different perspectives on overdetermination and important theories of causation, therefore it is a work that will have a broad appeal.    


Causal contextualism Causal overdetermination Counterfactual theories of causation Causal processes Causal models Causal exclusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Esteban Céspedes
    • 1
  1. 1.Valparaíso Complex Systems InstituteValparaísoChile

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