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Author Rabins, Peter V
Title The why of things : causality in science, medicine, and life / Peter V. Rabins
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2013]
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  122 R1136 2013    AVAILABLE  -  30500101484825
 人文社會聯圖  Q175.32.C38 R33 2013    AVAILABLE    30610020426144
Descript x, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-264) and index
Historical overview: the four approaches to causality -- The three-facet model: an overview -- The answer is either "no" or "yes": causality as a categorical concept -- Probabilities, odds, and risks: predispositions and provocations as causes -- A third model of causality: the emergent, nonlinear approach -- Empirical: the physical sciences -- Empirical: the biological sciences -- Empirical: epidemiology -- Narrative truth: the empathic method -- Cause in the ecclesiastic tradition -- Seeking the why of things: the model applied
Subject Causation
Science -- Philosophy
Life sciences -- Philosophy
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