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作者 Dowe, Phil
書名 Cause and Chance : Causation in an Indeterministic World
出版項 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
國際標準書號 9780203494660 (electronic bk.)
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (225 pages)
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系列 International Library of Philosophy Ser
International Library of Philosophy Ser
附註 Intro -- Cause and Chance Causation in an Indeterministic World -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Chapter 2 Counterfactuals and the benefit of hindsight -- Chapter 3 Chance-lowering causes -- Chapter 4 Chance-changing causal processes -- Chapter 5 Counterfactual theories, preemption and persistence -- Chapter 6 Probability and causation -- Chapter 7 Analysing chancy causation without appeal to chance-raising -- Chapter 8 Routes, processes and chance-lowering causes -- Chapter 9 Indeterministic causation and varieties of chance-raising -- Chapter 10 Probabilistic cause, edge conditions, late preemption and discrete cases -- Chapter 11 Prospects for a counterfactual theory of causation -- Bibliography -- Index
Philosophers have long been fascinated by the connection between cause and effect: are 'causes' things we can experience, or are they concepts provided by our minds? The study of causation goes back to Aristotle, but resurged with David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and is now one of the most important topics in metaphysics. Most of the recent work done in this area has attempted to place causation in a deterministic, scientific, worldview. But what about the unpredictable and chancey world we actually live in: can one theory of causation cover all instances of cause and effect? Cause and Chance: Causation in an Indeterministic World is a collection of specially written papers by world-class metaphysicians. Its focus is the problem facing the 'reductionist' approach to causation: the attempt to cover all types of causation, deterministic and indeterministic, with one basic theory. Contributors: Stephen Barker, Helen Beebee, Phil Dowe, Dorothy Edgington, Doug Ehring, Chris Hitchcock, Igal Kwart, Paul Noordhof, Murali Ramachandran and Michael Tooley
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Dowe, Phil Cause and Chance : Causation in an Indeterministic World Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780415300988
主題 Causation
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Alt Author Noordhof, Paul
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