Oxford University Press (2013)

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Douglas Kutach
Rutgers University - New Brunswick (PhD)
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I provide a comprehensive metaphysics of causation based on the idea that fundamentally things are governed by the laws of physics, and that derivatively difference-making can be assessed in terms of what fundamental laws of physics imply for hypothesized events. Highlights include a general philosophical methodology, the fundamental/derivative distinction, and my mature account of causal asymmetry.
Keywords causation  fundamental physics  causal asymmetry  direction of time  empirical analysis  fundamentality  fundamental reality  derivative reality  culpable causation
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ISBN(s) 9780199936205   019993620X
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