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This cutting-edge collection of new and previously published articles by philosophers and social scientists addresses just what it means to invoke causal mechanisms, or powers, in the context of offering a causal explanation.
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Revitalizing Causality

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Overview

This cutting-edge collection of new and previously published articles by philosophers and social scientists addresses just what it means to invoke causal mechanisms, or powers, in the context of offering a causal explanation.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780203932636
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 265
  • File size: 692 KB

Table of Contents

Part I – Key Formulations 1. Critical Realism and Substance 2. Causality and Substance 3. Essence and Accident 4. Conceptual and Natural Necessity 5. Powers and Dispositions Part II – Realism About Causality in Philosophy 6. Meaning, Truth and Causal Explanation: The ‘Humean Condition’ Revisited 7. Aristotelian Powers 8. Powers, Dispositions, Properties 9. Inessential Aristotle: Powers Without Essences 10. Causal Exclusion and Evolved Emergent Properties 11. Are There Natural Kinds in Psychology? Part III – Realism About Causality in Social Science 12. Sociology’s Causal Confusion 13. The Mother of All Isms: Causal Mechanisms in Political Science 14. Marxisn Crisis Theory and Causality 15. On the Clear Comprehension of Political Economy: Social Kinds and the Significance of Section 2 of Marx's Capital

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