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Wed Nov 20, 2013
234 Moses Hall, 6–8 PM
Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science
Matthias Frisch (University of Maryland, College Park)
Causal Reasoning in Physics

According to widely accepted neo-Russellian anti-causal arguments, causal reasoning can play no legitimate role in our established theories of physics. In this paper I examine several such arguments are flawed and argue that causal reasoning plays an important role in physics as well.