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Causation and ResponsibilityAn Essay in Law, Morals, and Metaphysics$
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Michael S. Moore

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256860

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.001.0001

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The Legal Doctrines of Intervening Causation

The Legal Doctrines of Intervening Causation

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(p.229) 11 The Legal Doctrines of Intervening Causation
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Causation and Responsibility
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256860.003.0011

This chapter lays out the doctrinal intricacies of the test. These mostly concern the crucial idea of an intervening cause. An intervening cause is described as any event (and not a state or an omission) that is causally significant in the production of some harm, that temporally intervenes between defendant's act and that harm, that is causally independent of the defendant's act, and that is either a free, informed, deliberate human action or that abnormal conjunction of natural events we call a coincidence.

Keywords:   intervening cause, coincidence, causal independence, temporal intervention, omissions, states, events, free action

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