A Relic of a Bygone Age ? Causation , Time Symmetry and the Directionality Argument ∗

@inproceedings{Farr2013ARO,
  title={A Relic of a Bygone Age ? Causation , Time Symmetry and the Directionality Argument ∗},
  author={Matt Farr and Alexander Reutlinger},
  year={2013}
}
Bertrand Russell famously argued that causation is not part of the fundamental physical description of the world, describing the notion of cause as “a relic of a bygone age” (Russell, 1913, p. 1). This paper assesses one of Russell’s arguments for this conclusion: the ‘Directionality Argument’, which holds that the time symmetry of fundamental physics is… CONTINUE READING