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Causation, Physics and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited

Causation, Physics and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited

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Causation, Physics and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited Price, Huw and Corry, Richard (eds), Causation, Physics and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited , Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007, pp. 416, 58.00 (cloth), 19.99 (paper). The papers in this volume are loosely organized around the topic of a conference on 'Causal Republicanism', held at the University of Sydney in 2003. The introduction suggests, correctly, that there is much more agreement among the contributors than we usually find in such volumes, but I think this is more an agreement in overall attitude than in any specific thesis: generally the participants agree that Russell got something right in his famous attack on causality, at least on causality in fundamental physics, and generally they think that room can be made for some notion of causality in the special sciences, provided we acknowledge important ways in which the special sciences differ from fundamental physics. The dust jacket suggests that the participants also agree that the way to make room for causality is to 'put ourselves in the picture', but I will be suggesting that it is not clear whether many of them agree to this in any interesting sense. The
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