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Theoria. Revista de Teoría, Historia y Fundamentos de la Ciencia

Volume 37, Issue 1, Janaury 2022

Fernanda SamaniegoOrcid-ID
Pages 103-109

Bi-directionality in causal relationships

This paper aims to provide an answer to James Woodward’s article “Flagpoles anyone? Causal and explanatory asymmetries”. It will be conjectured that, when causal directionality depends on the experimental design, it is because the variables involved are capable of producing changes in each other. This will be exemplified using the case of ideal gases as opposed to the flagpole-shadow scenario.