SOPhiA 2019

Salzburgiense Concilium Omnibus Philosophis Analyticis

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Backward causation as a plausible concept
(Metaphysics and Ontology, English)

The Main idea of this article is the plausibilisation of backward causation by highlighting the empirical testability in the empirical sciences. From the perspective of the interventionist theory of causation, we argue that backward causation is both possible and testable, respectively. Furthermore we argue that the intuition that the world is fundamentally structured by forward causation, does not exclude backward causation on the macro-level. By applying the concept of epistemological emergence the special sciences do not only maintain their relevance, but are also justified to postulate backward causation in their respective science.

Chair: Alexander Michael Witkamp
Time: 17:40-18:10, 18 September 2019 (Wednesday)
Location: SR 1.003

Dennis Graemer 
(Heinrich-Heine-University; Department of Philosophy, Germany)

Dennis Graemer , B.A., is a master student of philosophy at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. His research interests are mainly in epistemology, philosophy of science, ontology and also political philosophy.

Frenzis Herbert Scheffels 
(Heinrich-Heine-University; Department of Philosophy, Germany)

Frenzis H. Scheffels, B.A., is a master student of Philosophy at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. His research interests are mostly in Epistemology, Ontology, Ethics and Methodology of Thought Experiments.

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