The Metaphysics of Forces
Résumé This paper defends the view that Newtonian forces are real, symmetrical and non-causal rela-tions. First, I argue that Newtonian forces are real; second, that they are relations; third, that theyare symmetrical relations; fourth, that they are not species of causation. The overall picture isanti-Humean to the extent that it defends the existence of forces as external relations irreducibleto spatio-temporal ones, but is still compatible with Humean approaches to causation (and others)since it denies that forces are a species of causation.
Citation Massin, O. (2009). The Metaphysics of Forces. dialectica, 63(4), 555-589.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 2009
Nom du périodique dialectica
Volume 63
Numéro 4
Pages 555-589
URL https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1746-8...