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What Might a Theory of Causation Do for Sport?

School of Humanities, The Department of Philosophy, The University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LP, UK
Philosophies 2019, 4(2), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/philosophies4020034
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 14 June 2019 / Accepted: 14 June 2019 / Published: 18 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Philosophical Issues in Sport Science)
The purpose of this research is to articulate how a theory of causation might be serviceable to a theory of sport. This article makes conceptual links between Bernard Suits’ theory of game-playing, causation, and theories of causation. It justifies theories of causation while drawing on connections between sport and counterfactuals. It articulates the value of theories of causation while emphasizing possible limitations. A singularist theory of causation is found to be more broadly serviceable with particular regard to its analysis of sports. View Full-Text
Keywords: counterfactuals; absence causation; causal necessity; causal contingency; david kellogg lewis; prelusory goal; possible sport worlds; metaphysics of sport; causation in sport counterfactuals; absence causation; causal necessity; causal contingency; david kellogg lewis; prelusory goal; possible sport worlds; metaphysics of sport; causation in sport
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Knott, E.T. What Might a Theory of Causation Do for Sport? Philosophies 2019, 4, 34.

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