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Causal realism

Esfeld, Michael (2011) Causal realism. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    According to causal realism, causation is a fundamental feature of the world, consisting in the fact that the properties that there are in the world, including notably the fundamental physical ones, are dispositions or powers to produce certain effects. The paper presents arguments for this view from the metaphysics of properties and the philosophy of physics, pointing out how this view leads to a coherent ontology for both physics as well as biology and the special sciences in general.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: causation, dispositions, entanglement, structures
    Subjects: General Issues > Causation
    Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
    Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2011 08:56
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 08:56
    Item ID: 8545
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/8545

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