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Keywords:

  • causation;
  • counterfactual dependence;
  • extrinsicality;
  • Humean Supervenience;
  • intrinsicality;
  • relations;
  • totality events

Abstract

The paper investigates whether causation is extrinsic in Humean Supervenience (HS) in the sense that being caused by is an intrinsic relation between token causes and effects. The underlying goal is to test whether causality is extrinsic for Humeans and intrinsic for anti-Humeans in this sense. I argue that causation is typically extrinsic in HS, but it is intrinsic to event pairs that collectively exhaust almost the whole of history.1