Causal Reasoning in Physics


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Much has been written on the role of causal notions and causal reasoning in the so-called 'special sciences' and in common sense. But does causal reasoning also play a role in physics? Mathias Frisch argues that, contrary to what influential philosophical arguments purport to show, the answer is yes. Time-asymmetric causal structures are as integral a part of the representational toolkit of physics as a theory's dynamical equations. Frisch develops his argument partly through a critique of anti-causal arguments and partly ...

Causal Reasoning in Physics 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316649657

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Causal Reasoning in Physics 2014, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781107031494