We are a Working Group devoted to the discussion of historical and philosophical issues in symbolic logic, mathematics, and science. We meet on occasional Wednesday evenings for a talk and a lively discussion. The group is funded by the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy.
All members of the academic community are welcome to attend. We have regular participants in many different fields, including philosophy, mathematics, history of science, and psychology.
Our next event
November 20, 2013, 6-7:30 PM in 234 Moses Hall
Matthias Frisch (UMBC)
Causal Reasoning in Physics
According to widely accepted neo-Russellian anti-causal arguments, causal reasoning can play no legitimate role in our established theories of physics. In this paper I examine several such arguments are flawed and argue that causal reasoning plays an important role in physics as well.