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Causal Reasoning in Physics

Frisch, Mathias (2008) Causal Reasoning in Physics. In: [2008] Causation Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA; January 26, 2008).

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    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)
    Commentary on: Norton, John D.(2006) Do the Causal Principles of Modern Physics Contradict Causal Anti-Fundamentalism? [Preprint]
    Keywords: causation, physics, dispersion relations, Russell
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
    Specific Sciences > Physics
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] Causation Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA; January 26, 2008)
    Depositing User: Mathias Frisch
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 3820
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3820

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