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Stochastic Causality (CSLI Lecture Notes)

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Publisher Comments:

The papers collected here focus on probabilistic causality, addressing topics such as the search for causal mechanisms, epistemic and metaphysical views of causality, Bayesian nets and causal dependence, and causation in the special sciences. Some papers stress the statistical analysis of probabilistic data; others address causal issues in physics, with an emphasis on physical processes that are also probabilistic—i.e., stochastic processes.

About the Author

Maria Carla Galavotti is professor of the philosophy of science at the University of Bologna. Patrick Suppes is the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus at Stanford University. Domenico Constantini is professor of the theory of probability at the University of Bologna.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface and Acknowledgments

1. Causality, Mechanisms and Manipulation

Maria Carla Galavotti

2. Metaphysics over Methodology or, Why Infidelity Provides No Grounds to Divorce Causes from Probabilities

David Papineau

3. Probabilistic Causality, Direct Causes and Counterfactual Dependence

James Woodward

4. Modularity: It Can and Generally Does Fail

Nancy Cartwright

5. Three Dogmas of Humean Causation

Gürol Irzik

6. Causation in the Special Sciences: The Case for Pragmatism

Huw Price

7. Analogy, Causal Patterns and Economic Choice

Roberto Scazzieri

8. Epistemic Causality and Hard Uncertainty: A Keynesian Approach

Alessandro Vercelli

9. Bayesian Nets Are All There Is to Causal Dependence

Wolfgang Spohn

10. The Causal Interpretation of Regression Coefficients

Paul W. Holland

11. Hierarchical Models and Partial Exchangeability

Attilio Wedlin

12. Weak and Strong Reversibility of Causal Processes

Patrick Suppes

13. A Characterization of Creation and Destruction Propensities

Domenico Costantini and Ubaldo Garibaldi

14. Physical Quantum States and the Meaning of Probability

Michel Paty

15. Stochastic Dynamical Reduction and Causality

GianCarlo Ghirardi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781575863214
Editor:
Galaviotti, Maria Carla
Editor:
Suppes, Patrick
Editor:
Suppes, Patrick
Editor:
Galavotti, Maria Carla; Suppes, Patrick; Costantini, Domenico
Editor:
Galaviotti, Maria Carla
Editor:
Costantini, Domenico
Author:
Suppes, Patrick
Author:
Galaviotti, Maria Carla
Author:
Costantini, Domenico
Author:
Galavotti, Maria Carla
Editor:
Costantini, Domenico
Publisher:
Center for the Study of Language and Informat
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Causation
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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