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    David Bohm (1957). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. University of Pennsylvania Press.
    CHAPTER ONE Causality and Chance in Natural Law. INTRODUCTION IN nature nothing remains constant. Everything is in a perpetual state of transformation, ...
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  2. Ernst Cassirer (1956). Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics Historical and Systematic Studies of the Problem of Causality. Yale University Press.
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    John Norton (2009). Is There an Independent Principle of Causality in Physics? British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (3):475-486.
    Mathias Frisch has argued that the requirement that electromagnetic dispersion processes are causal adds empirical content not found in electrodynamic theory. I urge that this attempt to reconstitute a local principle of causality in physics fails. An independent principle is not needed to recover the results of dispersion theory. The use of ‘causality conditions’ proves to be the mere adding of causal labels to an already presumed fact. If instead one seeks a broader, independently formulated grounding for the (...)
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  4. Alexander Rosenberg (1989). Russell Versus Steiner on Physics and Causality. Philosophy of Science 56 (2):341-347.
    In "Events and Causality" Mark Steiner argues that though Bertrand Russell was right to claim that the laws of physics do not express causal relations, nevertheless, Russell was wrong to suppose that therefore causality plays no role in physics. I argue that Steiner misses the point of Russell's argument for the first of these claims, and because of this Steiner's argument against the second fails to controvert it. Steiner fails to see that Russell's argument against causation, is in (...)
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    Marij van Strien, Continuity, Causality and Determinism in Mathematical Physics: From the Late 18th Until the Early 20th Century.
    It is commonly thought that before the introduction of quantum mechanics, determinism was a straightforward consequence of the laws of mechanics. However, around the nineteenth century, many physicists, for various reasons, did not regard determinism as a provable feature of physics. This is not to say that physicists in this period were not committed to determinism; there were some physicists who argued for fundamental indeterminism, but most were committed to determinism in some sense. However, for them, determinism was often not (...)
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  6. David Bohm (1984). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. Routledge.
    In this classic, David Bohm was the first to offer us his causal interpretation of the quantum theory. _Causality and Chance in Modern Physics_ continues to make possible further insight into the meaning of the quantum theory and to suggest ways of extending the theory into new directions.
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    James T. Cushing (1986). Causality as an Overarching Principle in Physics. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1986:3 - 11.
    Many factors are operative in the scientific enterprise to provide the epistemic warrant which finally convinces people to accept a scientific theory. The methods, goals and meanings of terms do not remain fixed, but evolve over time. This paper concentrates on one aspect of this shifting pattern of scientific practice - the role and meaning of causality in modern physics.
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  8. David Bohm (2004). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. Routledge.
    In this classic, David Bohm was the first to offer us his causal interpretation of the quantum theory. _Causality and Chance in Modern Physics_ continues to make possible further insight into the meaning of the quantum theory and to suggest ways of extending the theory into new directions.
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    Grzegorz Bugajak (2011). Causality and Determinism in Modern Physics. In Adam Świeżyński (ed.), Knowledge and Values, Wyd. UKSW, Warszawa. 73–94.
    The paper revisits the old controversy over causality and determinism and argues, in the first place, that non˗deterministic theories of modern science are largely irrelevant to the philosophical issue of the causality principle. As it seems to be the ‘moral’ of the uncertainty principle, the reason why a deterministic theory cannot be applied to the description of certain physical systems is that it is impossible to capture such properties of the system, which are required by a desired theory. (...)
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    A. Kyrala (1974). Selection Rules, Causality, and Unitarity in Statistical and Quantum Physics. Foundations of Physics 4 (1):31-51.
    The integrodifferential equations satisfied by the statistical frequency functions for physical systems undergoing stochastic transitions are derived by application of a causality principle and selection rules to the Markov chain equations. The result equations can be viewed as generalizations of the diffusion equation, but, unlike the latter, they have a direct bearing onactive transport problems in biophysics andcondensation aggregation problems of astrophysics and phase transition theory. Simple specific examples of the effects of severe selection rules, such as the relaxational (...)
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  11. David Bohm (1971). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. Foreword by Louis de Broglie. University of Pennsylvania Press.
     
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  12. G. A. Svechnikov (1971). Causality and the Relation of States in Physics. Moscow,Progress Publishers.
     
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  13. Michel Bitbol (2011). Traces of Objectivity: Causality and Probabilities in Quantum Physics. Diogenes 58 (4):30-57.
    It is pointed out that the probabilistic character of a theory does not indicate by itself a distancing with respect to the norms of objectification. Instead, the very structure of the calculation of probabilities utilised by this theory is capable of bearing the trace of a constitution of objectivity in Kant’s sense. Accordingly, the procedure of the constitution of objectivity is first studied in standard and in quantum cases with due reference to modern cognitive science. Then, an examination of the (...)
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    Henry F. Birkenhauer (1939). Causality and Quantum Physics. Modern Schoolman 16 (2):35-37.
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    Henry Margenau (1932). Probability and Causality in Quantum Physics. The Monist 42 (2):161-188.
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    James A. McWilliams (1933). Causality in the New Physics. Modern Schoolman 10 (3):54-54.
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    M. Schlick & David Rynin (1961). Causality in Contemporary Physics (I). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 12 (47):177-193.
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    M. Schlick & David Rynin (1962). Causality in Contemporary Physics (II). British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 12 (48):281-298.
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    Henry Margenau (1931). Causality and Modern Physics. The Monist 41 (1):1-36.
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    James Albertson (1959). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. [REVIEW] Modern Schoolman 36 (2):134-135.
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    James A. McWilliams (2012). Causality in the New Physics (Part 1). Modern Schoolman 10 (3):51-52.
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    John Norton, Is There an Independent Principle of Causality in Physics? A Comment on Matthias Frisch, 'Causal Reasoning in Physics.'.
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    Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg & Evert Willem Beth (1958). The Causality Problem in Atomic Physics. Journal of Symbolic Logic 23 (1):66-66.
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    Peter Alexander (1959). Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics. Historical and Systematic Studies of the Problem of Causality. By Ernst Cassirer. Translated by O. Theodor Benfey, with a Preface by Henry Margenau. (New Haven: Yale University Press; London: Oxford University Press. 1956. Pp. Xxiv + 227. Price 40s. Net.). [REVIEW] Philosophy 34 (130):251-.
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    James Albertson (1959). Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. Modern Schoolman 36 (2):134-135.
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  26. Alfons Borgers (1958). Review: Niels Bohr, The Causality Problem in Atomic Physics; Werner Heisenberg, Language and Reality in Modern Physics; Evert Willem Beth, Die Stellung der Logik Im Gebaude der Heutigen Wissenschaft. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 23 (1):66-66.
     
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    Alberto Cordero (2003). Educación Popular (1943), Causality (1959), Cinemática Del Electrón Relativista (1960), Scientific Research (1967), Philosophy of Physics (1973), The Mind-Body Problem (1980), Philosophy of Psychology (1987, with R. Ardila), the Treatise on Basic Philosophy (Eight Volumes, 1974–1989), Social Science Under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective (1998), The Sociology-Philosophy Connection (1999). [REVIEW] Science and Education 12:599-601.
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    J. W. A. Hickson (1935). Causality and Recent Physics. Philosophical Review 44 (6):534-543.
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    Herbert Dingle (1970). Causality and Statistics in Modern Physics. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (3):223-246.
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  30. Mauricio Suárez (2000). Causality in Physics: Presentation. Theoria: Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia 15 (37):5-10.
     
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    Morris Raphael Cohen (1918). Mechanism and Causality in Physics. Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods 15 (14):365-386.
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    F. S. C. Northrop (1938). Causality in Field Physics in its Bearing Upon Biological Causation. Philosophy of Science 5 (2):166-180.
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  33. Alfons Borgers (1958). Bohr Niels. The Causality Problem in Atomic Physics. New Theories in Physics, Conference Organized in Collaboration with The International Union of Physics and The Polish Intellectual Co-Operation Committee, Warsaw, May 30th-June 3rd 1938, International Institute of Intellectual Co-Operation, Paris 1939, Pp. 11–38. Discussion, Pp. 38–45, by C. Białobrzeski, L. Brillouin, Jean-Louis Destouches, J. Von Neumann, and the Author.Heisenberg Werner. Language and Reality in Modern Physics. Physics and Philosophy, The Revolution in Modern Science, by Heisenberg Werner, Harper & Brothers, New York 1958, Pp. 167–186.Beth Evert Willem. Die Stellung der Logik Im Gebäude der Heutigen Wissenschaft. Studium Generate, Vol. 8 , Pp. 425–431. [REVIEW] Journal of Symbolic Logic 23 (1):66.
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  34. Jordi Cat (2000). Must the Microcausality Condition Be Interpreted Causally? Beyond Reduction and Matters of Fact: Causality in Physics. In Bernard Elevitch (ed.), Theoria. Charlottesville: Philosophy Doc Ctr 15--37.
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  35. Mc Galavotti & G. Gambetta (1990). Causality and Exogeneity in Econometric Models in The Foundations of Statistical Methods in Biology, Physics and Economics. Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science 122:27-40.
     
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  36. G. Kovacs (1995). Final Causality in Contemporary Physics-a Comment on Quay, Paul Essay. Ultimate Reality and Meaning 18 (1):66-67.
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  37. Paul M. Quay (1995). Final Causality in Contemporary Physics. Ultimate Reality and Meaning 18 (1):3-19.
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    H. G. Callaway (forthcoming). Fundamental Physics, Partial Models and Time’s Arrow. In L. Magnani (ed.), Proceedings of MBR2015. Springer
    This paper explores the scientific viability of the concept of causality—by questioning a central element of the distinction between “fundamental” and non-fundamental physics. It will be argued that the prevalent emphasis on fundamental physics involves formalistic and idealized partial models of physical regularities abstracting from and idealizing the causal evolution of physical systems. The accepted roles of partial models and of the special sciences in the growth of knowledge help demonstrate proper limitations of the concept of fundamental physics. We (...)
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    George F. R. Ellis (2006). Physics and the Real World. Foundations of Physics 36 (2):227-262.
    Physics and chemistry underlie the nature of all the world around us, including human brains. Consequently some suggest that in causal terms, physics is all there is. However, we live in an environment dominated by objects embodying the outcomes of intentional design (buildings, computers, teaspoons). The present day subject of physics has nothing to say about the intentionality resulting in existence of such objects, even though this intentionality is clearly causally effective. This paper examines the claim that the underlying physics (...)
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  40. Wesley C. Salmon (1998). Causality and Explanation. Oxford University Press.
    Wesley Salmon is renowned for his seminal contributions to the philosophy of science. He has powerfully and permanently shaped discussion of such issues as lawlike and probabilistic explanation and the interrelation of explanatory notions to causal notions. This unique volume brings together twenty-six of his essays on subjects related to causality and explanation, written over the period 1971-1995. Six of the essays have never been published before and many others have only appeared in obscure venues. The volume includes a (...)
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    Chrysovalantis Stergiou (2011). Causal Processes and Locality in Classical and in Quantum Physics. Dissertation, University of Athens & National Technical University of Athems
    In this work we try to study theories of causation based upon causal processes and causal interactions in the context of classical and quantum physics. Our central aim is to find out whether such causal theories are compatible with the world picture suggested by contemporary theories of physics. In the first part, we review, compare and try to place among more general taxonomical schemes, the causal theories by Russell (the causal lines approach), Reichenbach (mark method, probabilistic causality and the (...)
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    Nancy Cartwright (1989). Nature's Capacities and Their Measurement. Oxford University Press.
    Ever since David Hume, empiricists have barred powers and capacities from nature. In this book Cartwright argues that capacities are essential in our scientific world, and, contrary to empiricist orthodoxy, that they can meet sufficiently strict demands for testability. Econometrics is one discipline where probabilities are used to measure causal capacities, and the technology of modern physics provides several examples of testing capacities (such as lasers). Cartwright concludes by applying the lessons of the book about capacities and probabilities to the (...)
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  43. Ernst Cassirer (1956). Determinism and Indeterminism in Modern Physics. New Haven, Yale University Press.
  44. W. Ehrenberg (1977). Dice of the Gods: Causality, Necessity and Chance. Birkbeck College.
     
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  45. William B. Rolnick (ed.) (1974). Causality and Physical Theories (Wayne State University, 1973). New York,American Institute of Physics.
  46. K. Sundaram (1987). Cassirer's Conception of Causality.
     
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    Hans Reichenbach (1956). The Direction of Time. Dover.
    The final work of a distinguished physicist, this remarkable volume examines the emotive significance of time, the time order of mechanics, the time direction of thermodynamics and microstatistics, the time direction of macrostatistics, and the time of quantum physics. Coherent discussions include accounts of analytic methods of scientific philosophy in the investigation of probability, quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity, and causality. "[Reichenbach’s] best by a good deal."—Physics Today. 1971 ed.
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  48. J. R. Lucas (1990). Spacetime and Electromagnetism: An Essay on the Philosophy of the Special Theory of Relativity. Oxford University Press.
    That space and time should be integrated into a single entity, spacetime, is the great insight of Einstein's special theory of relativity, and leads us to regard spacetime as a fundamental context in which to make sense of the world around us. But it is not the only one. Causality is equally important and at least as far as the special theory goes, it cannot be subsumed under a fundamentally geometrical form of explanation. In fact, the agent of propagation (...)
     
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  49. Laura Felline (forthcoming). Mechanistic Causality and the Bottoming-Out Problem. In New Developments in Logic and Philosophy of Science.
    The so-called bottoming-out problem is considered one of the most serious problems in Stuart Glennan's mechanistic theory of causality. It is usually argued that such a problem cannot be overcome with the acknowledgement of the non-causal character of fundamental phenomena. According to such a widespread view, in the mechanistic account causation must go all the way down to the bottom level; a solution to the bottoming-out problem, therefore, requires an appeal to an ancillary account of causation that covers fundamental (...)
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    Matt Farr (2015). Tim Maudlin, Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 35 (4):208-210.
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