Agency, Causation, and Empiricism


DAVOODY BENI M.

THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.87, no.3, pp.729-751, 2021 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/theo.12311
  • Title of Journal : THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.729-751

Abstract

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.