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[ontolog-forum] Cause and chemical reactions

To: "Barker, Sean (UK)" <Sean.Barker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:38:25 -0400
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On Jun 19, 2007, at 5:00 AM, Barker, Sean (UK) wrote:

I found Aristotle's discussion of Causation in his Metaphysics very illuminating, particularly when translated into the context of chemical reactions. 

I wonder if you could elaborate on this. The specific problem I've worried about is the assignment of agency or cause in the realm of molecular biology, which would include chemical reactions. 


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