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Causation (Oxford Readings in Philosophy)

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This volume presents a selection of the most influential recent discussions of the crucial metaphysical question: What is it for one event to cause another? The subject of causation bears on many topics, such as time, explanation, mental states, the laws of nature, and the philosophy of science. Contributors include J.L Mackie, Michael Scriven, Jaegwon Kim, G.E.M. Anscombe, G.H. von Wright, C.J. Ducasse, Wesley C. Salmon, David Lewis, Paul Horwich, Jonathan Bennett, Ernest Sosa, and Michael Tooley.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Causes and Conditions, J. L. Mackie

Defects of the Necessary Conditional Analysis of Causation Michael Scriven

Causes and Events: Mackie on Causation, Jaegwon Kim

Causality and Determination, G. E. M. Anscombe

Causal Relations, Donald Davidson

On the Logic and Epistemology of the Causal Relation, G. H. von Wright

On the Nature and Observability of the Causal Relation, C. J. Ducasse

Probabilistic Causality, Wesley C. Salmon

Causality: Production and Propagation, Wesley C. Salmon

Causation: Reductionism versus Realism, Michael Tooley

Causation, David Lewis

Causes and Counterfactuals, Jaegwon Kim

Lewis's Program, Paul Horwich

Event Causation: The Counterfactual Analysis, Jonathan Bennett

Varieties of Causation, Ernest Sosa

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198750949
Editor:
Sosa, Ernest
Editor:
Tooley, Michael H.
Editor:
Sosa, Ernest
Editor:
Tooley, Michael H.
Editor:
Tooley, Michael
Author:
Tooley, Michael
Author:
null, Ernest
Author:
null, Michael
Author:
Sosa, Ernest
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Causation
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford readings in philosophy
Series Volume:
issue 1 (May 1992)
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 line illus.
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
73.00 in.

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