Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics (BOK)

Nancy Cartwright

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Hunting Causes and Using Them argues that causation is not one thing, as commonly assumed, but many. There is a huge variety of causal relations, each with different characterizing features, different methods for discovery and different uses to which it can be put. In this collection of new and previously published essays, Nancy Cartwright provides a critical survey of philosophical and economic literature on causality, with a special focus on the currently fashionable Bayes-nets and invariance methods - and it exposes a huge gap in that literature. Almost every account treats either exclusively how to hunt causes or how to use them. But where is the bridge between? It's no good knowing how to warrant a causal claim if we don't know what we can do with that claim once we have it. This book will interest philosophers, economists and social scientists.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Nancy Cartwright
Forlag
Cambridge Univ Ed
ISBN 9780521677981
Antall sider 282 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 420 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Economic theory & philosophy, Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge