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Author Illari, Phyllis McKay, author
Title Causality : philosophical theory meets scientific practice / Phyllis Illari, University College London, Federica Russo, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS OPACMSG BARCODE
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  501 ILL611 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101510389
 人文社會聯圖  Q175.32.C38 I45 2014    AVAILABLE    30660020172131
Edition First edition
Descript xiv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-302) and index
Part I: Prelude to causality; 1. Problems of causality in the sciences -- 2. A scientific toolbox for philosophy -- 3. A philosophical toolbox for science --
Part II: Causality : accounts, concepts and methods; 4. Necessary and sufficient components -- 5. Levels of causation -- 6. Causality and evidence -- 7. Casual methods : probing the data -- 8. Difference-making : probabilistic causality -- 9. Difference-making : counterfactuals -- 10. Difference-making : manipulation and invariance -- 11. Production accounts : processes -- 12. Production accounts : mechanisms -- 13. Production accounts : information -- 14. Capacities, powers, dispositions -- 15. Regularity -- 16. Variation -- 17. Causality and action -- 18. Causality and inference --
Part III: Approaches to examining causality; 19. How we got to the causality in the sciences approach (CITS) -- 20. Examples and counterexamples -- 21. Truth or models? -- 22. Epistemology, metaphysics, method, semantics, use --
Part IV: Conclusion : towards a causal mosaic; 23. Pluralism -- 24. The causal mosaic under construction : the example of exposomics -- Appendix. Accounts, concepts and methods : summary tables
Subject Science -- Philosophy
Causation
Causality
Alt Author Russo, Federica, 1978- author
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