[SydPhil] Reminder: Yemima Ben Menahem @ Mon 27 May 2013 13:00 - 14:30 (Current Projects)

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Title: Yemima Ben Menahem
Causation and (apparent) Teleology
Yemima Ben-Menahem
This paper examines the following causal notions and their inter-relations:  
determinism, necessity, contingency and stability. The first part of the  
paper focusses on examples from daily discourse and the philosophy of  
history; the second, on scientific contexts. It makes the following points:
1.It uncovers the common structure, the icon, so to speak, of cases in  
which we are tempted to think in teleological terms.
2.It suggests a sense of 'making a difference' (to the course of events,  
say) that is independent of determinism.
3.It addresses the question of whether there are traces of teleology in  
contemporary physics, manifest, for example, in the principle of least  
4.It answers that question in the negative, but it argues that (quite  
surprisingly) it is only on the basis of Quantum Mechanics (and the above  
analysis) that this negative answer can indeed be justified.

When: Mon 27 May 2013 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: Philosophy Common Room, University of Sydney
Calendar: Current Projects
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