Topic XVIII. Singular vs. General Causation
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- General Causation: A causal relation between variables — i.e., X causes Y.
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Distinguish between cases of singular and general causation.
- Distinguish between the evidence needed to establish singular causation and the evidence needed to establish general causation.
- Identify different policy implications of singular vs. general causation (e.g., for policy and legal decision-making).
- Discussion Questions
- Riddle: What is both a case of singular causation and a general cause?