Agency, Causation, and Empiricism


DAVOODY BENI M.

THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, 2021 (AHCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/theo.12311
  • Dergi Adı: THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY

Özet

Price claims that the agency theory of causation could be understood as a sophisticated form of either realism or empiricism (but not a simple-minded form of any of them). In this paper, I argue that the agency theory could find a more congenial ally in constructive empiricism (rather than realism) and show that this new alliance would be profitable to both constructive empiricism and the agency theory of causation.