Physics and the Human Face of Causation View Full Text


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DATE

2014-10

AUTHORS

Mathias Frisch

ABSTRACT

Many contemporary philosophers of physics (and philosophers of science more generally) follow Bertrand Russell in arguing that there is no room for causal notions in physics. Causation, as James Woodward has put it, has a ‘human face’, which makes causal notions sit ill with fundamental theories of physics. In this paper I examine a range of anti-causal arguments and show that the human face of causation is the face of scientific representations much more generally. Physics, like other sciences, is deeply permeated with causal reasoning. More... »

PAGES

407-419

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  • 2012-10. No place for causes? Causal skepticism in physics in EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
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    Topoi

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    2

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    33

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