Physical Causation

Physical Causation

by Phil Dowe, Maire Messenger Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521780497

ISBN-13: 9780521780490

Pub. Date: 08/01/2000

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780521780490
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Probability, Induction and Decision Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Horses for Courses: Causation and the Task of Philosophy1
2Hume's Legacy: Regularity, Counterfactual and Probabilistic Theories of Causation14
3Transference Theories of Causation41
4Process Theories of Causation62
5The Conserved Quantity Theory89
6Prevention and Omission123
7Connecting Causes and Effects146
8The Direction of Causation and Backwards-in-Time Causation176
References211
Index221

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