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|Title:||Two bits of Nous from 1979|
|Other Titles:||The Difference Between Buses and Trams|
|Publisher:||Centre for Time, Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney|
|Series/Report no.:||Origins III :: Intervention, Time and Physics|
|Abstract:||Tram drivers know where their vehicles are bound, and don't have to decide to take them there, rather than somewhere else; the tramlines take care of it. Bus drivers know where their vehicles are headed, too, but without the benefit of the rails. In this talk we explain how this difference offers both bad news and good for bus drivers. It make them less noble, less god-like creatures than their tram-driving cousins, for their epistemic perspective is necessarily degenerate in comparison; but degeneracy sets them free. We propose that this discursion on public transport throws important new light on the foundations of interventionist causation: roughly, it suggests that the causal perspective is an inevitable by-product of an epistemic degeneracy.|
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|Type of Work:||Presentation|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference presentations, workshops and meetings|
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