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Single Idea 22955

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 1. Causation]

Full Idea

It is difficult to overplay Einstein's commitment to the concept of causality as the bedrock of physics.

Gist of Idea

Einstein took causation to be the bedrock of physics


report of Albert Einstein (works [1915]) by P Coveney / R Highfield - The Arrow of Time 3 'problem'

Book Reference

Coveney,P/Highfield R: 'The Arrow of Time' [Flamingo 1990], p.105

A Reaction

I normally avoid arguments from authority, but this carries a bit of weight (e.g. when Russell tries to oppose it). What happens to Einstein's theories if you remove causation from them?

Related Idea

Idea 14175 We can drop 'cause', and just make inferences between facts [Russell]