A Theory of Causation in the Social and Biological Sciences

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ISBN-13:
9781137281043
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
276
Autor:
A. Reutlinger
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PDF
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eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject.
Acknowledgements PART I: CAUSATION IN THE SPECIAL SCIENCES AND THE INTERVENTIONIST THEORY OF CAUSATION Causation in the Special Sciences The Interventionist Explication of Causation PART II: WHAT IS WRONG WITH INTERVENTIONIST THEORIES Counterfactuals: A Problem for Interventionists? Getting Rid of Interventions Non-Universal Laws Woodward Meets Russell: Does Causation Fit into the World of Physics? PART III: AN ALTERNATIVE THEORY OF CAUSATION IN SPECIAL SCIENCES In Defense of Conceptually Non-Reductive Explications of Causation The Comparative Variability Theory of Causation Consequences Bibliography Index
This first full length treatment of interventionist theories of causation in the social sciences, the biological sciences and other higher-level sciences the presents original counter arguments to recent trends in the debate and serves as useful introduction to the subject.

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