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date: 10 December 2018

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One of the most striking features of causation is that causes typically precede their effects — the causal arrow seems strongly aligned with the temporal arrow, as it were. Why should this be so? This is the puzzle of the time-asymmetry of causation. This article offers an opinionated guide to this problem, and to the solutions currently on offer.

Keywords: causation, temporal arrow, causal arrow, time-asymmetry, semantic conventionalism, hyperrealism

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