A priori causal laws

Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 60 (4):358-370 (2017)
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Abstract

Sober and Elgin defend the claim that there are a priori causal laws in biology. Lange and Rosenberg take issue with this on Humean grounds, among others. I will argue that Sober and Elgin don’t go far enough – there are a priori causal laws in many sciences. Furthermore, I will argue that this thesis is compatible with a Humean metaphysics and an empiricist epistemology.

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Darren Bradley
University of Leeds

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