Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

Grounding as metaphysical causation in spacetime physics

Date: 14 February 2018

Time: 15:00

Place: Seminari de Filosofia UB

Abstract

Wilson (2017) defends the view that grounding is just a type of causation, namely metaphysical causation. In this talk I will explore the implications that such a view might have for the interpretation of spacetime theories. More precisely, I will show how Wilson’s thesis can help to clarify the confusion surrounding the characterization of the influence of spatiotemporal structures on matter.

Reference: Wilson, A. (2017) - "Metaphysical causation". Noûs, DOI: 10.1111/nous.12190.