Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practice
328 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 159 mm x 241 mm, Gewicht: 592 g
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Illari / Russo Causality
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In the last decade there has been an explosion of theorizing about causality in philosophy, and also in the sciences. This literature is both fascinating and important, but it is involved and highly technical. This makes it inaccessible to many who would like to use it, philosophers and scientists alike.
This book is an introduction to philosophy of causality - one that is highly accessible: to scientists unacquainted with philosophy, to philosophers unacquainted with science, and to anyone else lost in the labyrinth of philosophical theories of causality. It presents key philosophical accounts, concepts and methods, using examples from the sciences to show how to apply philosophical debates to scientific problems.