Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

Fundamental Causation: Physics, Metaphysics, and the Deep Structure of the World

by Christopher Gregory Weaver

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781315449067
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/06/2018
Series: Routledge Studies in Metaphysics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 372
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Christopher Gregory Weaver received his PhD in philosophy from Rutgers University (2015) where he completed his dissertation Essays on Causation, Explanation, and the Past Hypothesis under Barry Loewer (chair), David Albert, Tom Banks (physicist), and Jonathan Schaffer. He has forthcoming or published two book chapters (one with Joshua Rasmussen) and many peer-reviewed articles in such venues as Erkenntnis, the Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Metaphysica, Synthese, and the International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion. Weaver is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Table of Contents

1. A Metaphysical Prolegomena for the Theory of Fundamental Causation

2. In Defense of the Causal Relation

3. The Brute Asymmetry of Causation

4. On the Epistemological Isolation Objection to Casual Hyperrealism

5. Universal Causal Determination

6. On the Irreflexivity, Transitivity, and Well-Foundedness of Causation

7. Causal Relata

8. On the Argument from Physics and General Relativity

9. Fundamental Causation

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