Causation is a central topic in many areas of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, history of philosophy, and philosophy of science. Here, 37 specially written chapters provide the most comprehensive critical guide available to issues surrounding causation.
The Oxford handbook of causation / edited by Helen Beebee, Christopher Hitchcock and Peter Menzies.
Oxford : Oxford University Press
The ancient Greeks / Sarah Broadie -- The medievals / John Marenbon -- The early moderns / Kenneth Clatterbaugh -- Hume / Don Garrett -- Kant / Eric Watkins -- The logical empiricists / Michael Stöltzner -- Regularity theories / Stathis Psillos -- Counterfactual theories / L.A. Paul -- Probabilistic theories / Jon Williamson -- Causal process theories / Phil Dowe -- Agency and interventionist theories / James F. Woodward -- Causal powers and capacities / Stephen Mumford -- Anti-reductionism / John W. Carroll -- Causal modelling / Christopher Hitchcock -- Mechanisms / Stuart Glennan -- Causal pluralism / Peter Godfrey-Smith -- Platitudes and counterexamples / Peter Menzies -- Causes, laws, and ontology / Michael Tooley -- Causal relata / Douglas Ehring -- The time-asymmetry of causation / Huw Price and Brad Weslake -- The psychology of causal perception and reasoning / David Danks -- Causation and observation / Helen Beebee -- Causation and statistical inference / Clark Glymour -- Mental causation / Cei Maslen, Terry Horgan, and Helen Daly -- Causation, action, and free will / Alfred R. Mele -- Causation and ethics / Carolina Sartorio -- Causal theories of knowledge and perception / Ram Neta -- Causation and semantic content / Frank Jackson -- Causation and explanation / Peter Lipton -- Causation and reduction / Paul Humphreys -- Causation in classical mechanics / Marc Lange -- Causation in statistical mechanics / Lawrence Sklar -- Causation in quantum mechanics / Richard Healey -- Causation in spacetime theories / Carl Hoefer -- Causation in biology / Samir Okasha -- Causation in the social sciences / Harold Kincaid -- Causation in the law / Jane Stapleton.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Oxford handbooks in philosophy
xv, 790 pages : ill
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