Causal Informational Structural Realism


BENI M. D.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, 2020 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02698595.2020.1848346
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Özet

The debate between proponents and opponents of causal foundationalism has recently surfaced as a disparity between causal structuralism and causal anti-foundationalism in the structural realist camp. The paper outlines and dissolves the problem of disparity for (informational) structural realism. I follow John Collier (also Carl T. Bergstrom and Martin Rosvall) to specify causation in terms of the transmission of information. Unlike them, I built upon the reverse quantum data-processing inequality to show how this approach models causation as a symmetric process at the level of fundamental physics (but not special sciences). I show how this suggestion reduces the disparity about causation to a problem of application to diverse contexts.