On agency, causation and multiple causal handles: An original essay for Aeon magazine

by adamsopticks

Multiple Causes Aeon Image
I have a new article on agency and causation published over at Aeon. Here’s the link:

We must recognise that single events have multiple causes

My article tries to do two things. The first is to offer a tentative solution to the riddle as to why there are causes in the special sciences but not in physics. The second is to draw some morals for dealing with causal disputes. Enjoy!