Causal Analysis in Theory and Practice

March 22, 2000

Bertrand Russell on Causality

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From David Bessler (Texas A&M University)

David Bessler pointed out that Bertrand Russell changed his views on causality relative the those he expressed in 1913 (see Epilogue, page 337). In his book Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (Simon and Schuster, 1948) Russell states: "The power of science is its discovery of causal laws" (page 308).

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