The Causal Structure of the World

Wesley C. Salmon

Resumen


The aim of this talk unpublished until now, and that constitutes the last contribution of the author to this topic, is to show how Hans Reichenbach’s work “Die Kausalstruktur der Welt und der Unterschied zwischen Vergangenheit und Zukunft” (“The Causal Structure of the World and the Difference between Past and Future”), published in 1925, and significantly expanded and revised in the posthumously published book in 1956, The Direction of Time, inspires substantially part of the work that is carried out in the domain of causality at the beginning of the twenty first century.

Palabras clave


Reichenbach; causality; time asymmetry; causal structure of the world

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