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Marianne Talbot. The Nature of Causation
30.05.2018

Series of popular lectures (in English) by Marianne Talbot about the problems of causality, the philosophical attempts to solve them and the consequences of these theories.

“We have causal theories of reference, perception, knowledge, content and numerous other things. If it were to turn out that causation doesn’t exist, we would be in serious trouble! Causation is so important in fact that it has been said that: “With regard to our total conceptual apparatus, causation is the centre of the centre”, and it has been called called ‘the cement of the universe’. In these lectures you will be introduced to the most influential theories of causation, the motivations for them and arguments behind them, and the problems they face.”

A brilliant series of popular lectures (in English) on the problems of causality by Marianne Talbot, the Director of Studies in Philosophy at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education. Below we just put together videos from one YouTube-chanal, audios from the University of Oxford Podcasts and lecture notes from Marianne Talbot’s webpage.


1. Hume and the Regularity Theory of Causation

2. The Counterfactual Theory of Causation

3. Hume & the Necessary Connection Analysis of Causation

4. The Singularist Theory of Causation

5. Time and Causation

6. Mental Causation

 

 1. Hume and the Regularity Theory of Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 1

 

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 2. The Counterfactual Theory of Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 2

 

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 3. Hume & the Necessary Connection Analysis of Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 3

 

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 4. The Singularist Theory of Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 4

 

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 5. Time and Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 5

 

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 6. Mental Causation

Audio and lectures notes for Lecture 6

 

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