|Reutlinger, Alexander (2013): Can Interventionists Be Neo-Russellians? Interventionism, the Open Systems Argument, and the Arrow of Entropy. In: International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 27, No. 3: pp. 273-293|
Several proponents of the interventionist theory of causation have recently argued for a neo-Russellian account of causation. The article discusses two strategies for interventionists to be neo-Russellians. First, I argue that the open systems argument---the main argument for a neo-Russellian account advocated by interventionists---fails. Second, I explore and discuss an alternative for interventionists who wish to be neo-Russellians: the statistical--mechanical account. Although the latter account is an attractive alternative, it is argued that interventionists are not able to adopt it straightforwardly. Hence, to be neo-Russellians remains a challenge for interventionists.
|Faculties:||Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Science > Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)|
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Science > Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) > Philosophy of Science
|Subjects:||100 Philosophy and Psychology > 100 Philosophy|
|Deposited On:||05. Aug 2014 12:04|
|Last Modified:||29. Apr 2016 09:18|