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Conference Paper: Structure in action

TitleStructure in action
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Issue Date2013
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The 2013 Workshop on Causation and Structuralism, Cologne, Germany, 8 February 2013. How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper I consider the options for structuralist approaches that aim to incorporate an account of causation as part of giving a metaphysics of physics. I argue that structuralists are committed to giving an account of causation as part of giving an account of change, especially since prima facie appealing accounts of change and causation, like causal process theory, are incompatible with central structuralist commitments. I sketch out a structuralist account of change in terms of fields as the ontologically fundamental entities, but raise concerns about the ability of structuralists to avoid commitment to particles as causes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191119

 

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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T16:17:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T16:17:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2013 Workshop on Causation and Structuralism, Cologne, Germany, 8 February 2013.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191119-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I consider the options for structuralist approaches that aim to incorporate an account of causation as part of giving a metaphysics of physics. I argue that structuralists are committed to giving an account of causation as part of giving an account of change, especially since prima facie appealing accounts of change and causation, like causal process theory, are incompatible with central structuralist commitments. I sketch out a structuralist account of change in terms of fields as the ontologically fundamental entities, but raise concerns about the ability of structuralists to avoid commitment to particles as causes.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofWorkshop on Causation and Structuralismen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleStructure in actionen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailWolff, J: jwolff@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWolff, J=rp01643en_US
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dc.identifier.hkuros221678en_US

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