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The debate between causal realism and causal constructivism: metaphilosophical reflections

Erik Weber (UGent)
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In this paper I discuss, from a metaphilosophical point of view, the debate between causal realism and causal constructivism. First, I argue that the debate, if it is couched in the general terms as it is traditionally done, rests on a false dilemma. Then I argue that the debate must be disentangled into several more specific debates in order to be interesting.

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Weber, Erik. 2008. “The Debate Between Causal Realism and Causal Constructivism: Metaphilosophical Reflections.” Philosophica (gent) (81): 59–71.
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Weber, E. (2008). The debate between causal realism and causal constructivism: metaphilosophical reflections. PHILOSOPHICA (GENT), (81), 59–71.
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Weber E. The debate between causal realism and causal constructivism: metaphilosophical reflections. PHILOSOPHICA (GENT). 2008;(81):59–71.
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Weber, Erik. “The Debate Between Causal Realism and Causal Constructivism: Metaphilosophical Reflections.” PHILOSOPHICA (GENT) 81 (2008): 59–71. Print.
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