Physical Causation

Physical Causation

by Phil Dowe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521039754

ISBN-13: 9780521039758

Pub. Date: 08/27/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Physical Causation discusses in a systematic way an original, positive account of causation: the conserved quantities account of causal processes that Phil Dowe has been developing over the past ten years. Dowe offers a clear and original account of causation based firmly in contemporary science. This is an important, original book that will be widely discussed

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Physical Causation discusses in a systematic way an original, positive account of causation: the conserved quantities account of causal processes that Phil Dowe has been developing over the past ten years. Dowe offers a clear and original account of causation based firmly in contemporary science. This is an important, original book that will be widely discussed among philosophers and students working in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of science, and also scientists with an interest in foundational issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521039758
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Horses for courses: causation and the task of philosophy; 2. Hume's legacy: regularity, counterfactual and probabilistic theories of causation; 3. Transference theories of causation; 4. Process theories of causation; 5. The conserved quantity theory; 6. Prevention and omission; 7. Connecting causes and effects; 8. The direction of causation and backwards-in-time causation; References; Index.

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