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Cartwright, Nancy
 
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Causes I 74
Cause/Causality/Empiricism/VsCauses - Russell: the law of gravity is given in equations - there are no "causes" and "effects" here. - Equations/Cartwright: are today's generalizations. - They are the heart of science.
I 75
Explanations by equations are often redundant. - I.e. there are alternative equations! - Cause: cannot be redundant. - Equation: causes nothing, but includes phenomena in a frame.
I 79
Alternative equations: offer different laws. - (they compete) - E.g. multiple versions of the Schrödinger equation - CartwrightVsRussell: I prefer causes rather than laws.

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N. Cartwright
How the laws of physics lie Oxford New York 1983


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