The Facts, Events, States of Affairs, and Tropes Debate
This chapter seeks some resolution about what causal relata might actually be, amongst these four possibilities. The metaphysical resolution is that one of the fine-grained things, states of affairs, is the true relata of the causal relation. The relation most desirable for use in law is different: (coarse-grained) events are the relata on which legal liability should turn, recognizing that such relata will be constructions based on the true relata of the causal relation, which are states of affairs.
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