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Physical grounds for causal perspectivalism

@article{Milburn2020PhysicalGF,
  title={Physical grounds for causal perspectivalism},
  author={Gerard J. Milburn and Sally Shrapnel},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2020}
}
In this paper we ground the asymmetry of causal relations in the internal physical states of a special kind of open dissipative physical system, a causal agent. A causal agent is an autonomous physical system, maintained far from equilibrium by a low entropy source of energy, with accurate sensors and actuators. It has a memory to record sensor measurements and actuator operations. It contains a learning system that can access the sensor and actuator records to learn and represent the causal… Expand

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