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Causation : Oxford Readings in Philosophy - Ernest Sosa


Oxford Readings in Philosophy

By: Ernest Sosa (Editor), Michael Tooley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th March 1993
ISBN: 9780198750949
Number Of Pages: 262

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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.

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`Since the 1960's, the Oxford Readings in Philosophy have provided an essential service to all teachers of the subject. ... in a colourful and attractive new format, but the essential aim of the series remains unchanged: to introduce students, as gently as is realistically possible, to the best work in a given area. ... the volume on time is very wide ranging' - Cogito :Winter 1993`Excellent selection from the literature' - W.H. Newton-Smith, Balliol College, University of Oxford`First-rate anthology' - Mr R.B. Taylor, University of Kent`Very useful collection of papers.' - Dr E.J. Lowe, Durham University`An excellent collection containing classic papers on causation.' - Dr C. Macdonald, University of Manchester'This anthology will be quite valuable to professional philosophers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates. It could easily be used as a source of material for a seminar on causation. The book contains an extensive bibliography and this alone makes it a valuable resource to anyone doing research in this or a related field.' - Fred Foulks, University of British Columbia, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, Vol. XIV, No. 1, Feb 1994

Causes and Conditions
Defects of the Necessary Conditional Analysis of Causation
Causes and Events: Mackie on Causation
Causality and Determination
Causal Relations
On the Logic and Epistemology of the Causal Relation
On the Nature and Observability of the Causal Relation
Probabilistic Causality
Causality: Production and Propagation
Causation: Reductionism versus Realism
Causes and Counterfactuals
Lewis's Program
Event Causation: The Counterfactual Analysis
Varieties of Causation
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ISBN: 9780198750949
ISBN-10: 0198750943
Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 25th March 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.33