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Causal Reasoning in Physics

Frisch, Mathias (2008) Causal Reasoning in Physics. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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)
Frisch, Mathias
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
Depositing User: Mathias Frisch
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2016 19:33
Item ID: 3820

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