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Causation and its Basis in Fundamental Physics

Douglas Kutach


This book provides a comprehensive metaphysics of causation that reconciles the need for causation in the special sciences with the limited role of causation in physics. The positive account presented is distinctive by (1) exploiting a signature distinction between fundamental and derivative reality and (2) implementing of a non-standard philosophical methodology that provides guidance as to which issues need to be addressed as part of the metaphysics and which issues can be delegated. This allows the metaphysics of causation to sidestep traditional problems whose lack of resolution philosophe ... More

Keywords: causation, causality, metaphysics, time, causal asymmetry, influence, probability, events, fundamental physics, physical

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936205
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936205.001.0001


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