Closure Principles and the Laws of Conservation of Energy and Momentum

  title={Closure Principles and the Laws of Conservation of Energy and Momentum},
  author={Sophie C. Gibb},
  • S. Gibb
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • Dialectica
The conservation laws do not establish the central premise within the argument from causal overdetermination - the causal completeness of the physical domain. Contrary to David Papineau (2000 and 2002), this is true even if there is no non-physical energy. The combination of the conservation laws with the claim that there is no non-physical energy would establish the causal completeness principle only if, at the very least, two further causal claims were accepted. First, the claim that the only… 
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