Causation

Books

Physical Causation New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Paperback 2007.

Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World Edited, with Noordhof, P., Routledge, 2003. Paperback 2006.

Recent Talks

“Causal Emergence in Quantum Mechanics” at Conference on Time’s Arrow, University of Sydney June, 2015.

“Quantum Causation, Indeterminism and Free Will” at The Randomness and Foreknowledge Conference, Dallas, Texas, October 2014.

“Indefinite Causal Order – A Two Way Street?” with Gerard Milburn, at the Information and Interaction Conference, Trinity College Cambridge March 2014.

“Superposed Temporal Order” with Gerard Milburn at the Time Symmetry Conference, University of Sydney, August 2013.

Papers

“Is Causation Influence?” pdf Unpublished.

“The Power of Possible Causation” pdf Unpublished.

“Localismo y explicación causal” in Miguel, H. (ed) Causacion, Explicacion Y Contrafacticos, Prometeo Libros, Buenos Aires, ch 2, 2014. ISBN: 978-987-574-658-9.

“Moore’s Account of Causation and Responsibility, and the Problem of Omissive Overdetermination” Jurisprudence 4(1) 115–120, 2013. pdf.

“Proportionality and Omissions” Analysis 70:1-5, 2010. pdf.

“The Causal-Process-Model Theory of Mechanisms” in P. McKay, F. Russo and J. Williamson, eds, Causality in the Sciences, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 865-879.

“Would-Cause Semantics” in Philosophy of Science 76:701-711, 2009. pdf

“Causal Process Theories” in H. Beebee, C. Hitchcock, and P. Menzies (eds) Oxford Handbook of Causation, Oxford University Press, New York, 2009, pp 213-133.

“Absences, Possible Causation, and the Problem of Non-locality” (2009) Monist 92:24-41.

Causal Processes” in E. Zalta, (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Stanford University, 1996. Revised 2007.

“Backwards Causation” in Causalidad y explicacion: En homenaje a Wesley Salmon, José Diez Calzada and Carl Hoefer (eds). Barcelona: Autonomous University Press, 2005, pp. 101-111. In Spanish.

“Prevention et Omission” in La Structure du Monde : Objets, Propriétés, Etats de Choses ed Jean-Maurice Monnoyer Vrin: Paris. pp. 479-494 2004. In French.

“Why Preventers and Omissions are not Causes” in Hitchcock, C (ed) Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Science, ch 9, Blackwell, 2004. pdf

“Causality and Misconnection” Philosophy of Science, 71:926–931, 2004.

“Chance Lowering Causes” in Dowe P. and Noordhoff, P.  (eds) Chance and CauseCausation in an Indeterministic World, Routledge, pp. 28-38, 2004.

“A Counterfactual Theory of Prevention and ‘Causation’ by Omission”, Australasian Journal of Philosophy  79 (2), 216-226, 2001. pdf

“Causal Loops and the Independence of Causal Facts”, Philosophy of Science 68: S89-S97, 2001. pdf

“Causality and Explanation”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51: 165-174, 2000.

“The Conserved Quantity Theory Defended” Theoria: Revista de Teoria, Historia Y Fundamentos de la Ciencia, 15:11–31, 2000.

“Causes and Laws”, in B. Brogaard, (ed.), Rationality and Irrationality (Contributions of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 8). Kirchberg, Austria: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2000.

“Causing, Promoting, Preventing, Hindering” in Ledwig, M., Spohn, W., and Esfeld, M. (eds), Current Issues in Causation. Parderborn: Mentis-Verlag, pp. 69-84, 2000.

“The Conserved Quantity Theory of Causation and Chance Raising” Philosophy of Science  66 (Proceedings), S486-501, 1999.

“Good Connections: Causation and Causal Processes”, in H. Sankey, (ed.), Causation and Laws of Nature. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp 247-63, 1999. pdf

“The Facts of Causation”, Philosophy of Science 65: 162-170, 1998.

“A Problem for Causal Decision Theory: Causality and Identity”, Communication and Cognition. 31: 325-337, 1998.

“The Causal Conditional and the Chances of Effects” in Weingartner, P., Schurz, G. and Dorn, G. (eds), The Role of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy, Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 230-235, 1997.

“Backwards in Time Causation Models in Quantum Mechanics”. Synthese 112: 233-246, 1997.

“Backwards Causation and the Direction of Causal Processes”. Mind, 105, pp. 227-48,
1996.

“Chance Lowering Causes: Old Problems for New Versions of the Probabilistic Theory of Causation”, in D. Dowe, K. Korb and J. Oliver, (ed.), Information, Statistics and Induction in Science. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Company, pp. 226-236, 1996.

“Causality and Conserved Quantities: A Reply to Salmon”, Philosophy of Science 62: 321-333, 1995.

“What’s Right and What’s Wrong with Transference Theories”, Erkenntnis 42: 363-374, 1995.

“On the Reduction of Process Causality to Statistical Relations”, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 44: 325-327, 1993.

“An Empiricist Defence of the Causal Account of Explanation”, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 6: 123-128, 1992.

“Process Causality and Asymmetry”, Erkenntnis 37: 179-196, 1992, reprinted in M. Tooley, (ed.), Laws of Nature, Causation, and Supervenience (Analytical Metaphysics, Volume 1). Garland, pp. 265-282, 1999.

“Wesley Salmon’s Process Theory of Causality and the Conserved Quantity Theory”, Philosophy of Science 59: 195-216, 1992. Translated into Italian as “La teoria processualista di Salmon e la teoria delle quantità conservate” in Raffaella Campaner (ed) La causalità tra filosofia e scienza Bologna: Archetipolibri, pp. 123-140, 2007.

Peter Menzies