Causal Reasoning in Physics

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3820
Author(s):
Frisch, Mathias
conference paper description
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.