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Harman — Statement of claim

"My claim is that two entities influence one another only by meeting on the interior of a third, where thay exist side-by-side until something happens that allows them to interact."

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P. 190
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G. Harman, “On vicarious causation,” Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development 2 (2007): 187–221.

Harman—Reviving vicarious causation


"Reviving the problem of causation means to break free of the epistemological deadlock and reawaken the metaphysical question of what relation means. Along with causation there is also the ‘vicarious’ part of the phrase, which indicates that relations never directly encounter the autonomous reality of their components."

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P. 189
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