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Causal Reasoning in Physics

Frisch, Mathias (2007) Causal Reasoning in Physics. In: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007).

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    Abstract

    In this paper I examine several neo-Russellian arguments for the claim that there is no room for an asymmetric notion of cause in mature physical theories. I argue that these arguments are unsuccessful and discuss an example where an asymmetric causal condition plays an important role in the derivation of a physical law.


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: Causation, Physics, Russell, Norton
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
    General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2007] EPSA07: 1st Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Madrid, 15-17 November, 2007)
    Depositing User: Mathias Frisch
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2007
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:15
    Item ID: 3732
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3732

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