THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.87, no.3, pp.729-751, 2021 (AHCI)
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THEORIA-A SWEDISH JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY
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agency theory of causation, constructive empiricism, Bertrand Russell
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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.