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Causation as Folk Science

  title={Causation as Folk Science},
  author={J. Norton},
  journal={Philosopher's Imprint},
  • J. Norton
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Philosopher's Imprint
I deny that the world is fundamentally causal, deriving the skepticism on non-Humean grounds from our enduring failures to find a contingent, universal principle of causality that holds true of our science. I explain the prevalence and fertility of causal notions in science by arguing that a causal character for many sciences can be recovered, when they are restricted to appropriately hospitable domains. There they conform to a loose collection of causal notions that form a folk science of… Expand

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